1. Potential benefits of tax inversion remain (huge): with the model and full country ranking

    The recent actions of the US Treasury to reign in corporate tax inversions leave their rationale largely intact: the potential tax benefits of inversions remain unchanged and huge.

    CPB Background Document  | 17‑12‑2014 | Download (PDF document, 2 MB)

  2. Welfare Benefits of Agglomeration and Worker Heterogeneity

    The direct impact of local public goods on welfare is relatively easy to measure from land rents. However, the indirect effects on home and job location, on land use, and on agglomeration benefits are hard to pin down.

    CPB Discussion Paper 289 | 15‑12‑2014 | Download (PDF document, 3.1 MB)

  3. Robust estimation of the VAT pass-through in the Netherlands

    This paper introduces the Common Correlated Effects Estimator into the study of Value-Added-Tax pass-through and compares this method to various other methodologies used in the literature.

    CPB Discussion Paper 297 | 8‑12‑2014 | Download (PDF document, 1.3 MB)

  4. The social discount rate under a stochastic A2 scenario

    Using a general equilibrium model in which both capital productivity and temperature are uncertain, we show that the social discount rate (SDR) will decline.

    CPB Discussion Paper 296 | 4‑12‑2014 | Download (PDF document, 1.7 MB)

  5. The effect of family disruption on children's personality development: Evidence from British longitudinal data

    This research documents the effects of different forms of family disruptions - measured by separation, divorce and death - on personality development of British children included in the 1970 British Cohort Study.

    CPB Discussion Paper 295 | 2‑12‑2014 | Download (PDF document, 2.5 MB)

  6. MICSIM: A behavioural microsimulation model for the analysis of tax-benefit reform in the Netherlands

    In this paper, we present MICSIM. MICSIM is a behavioural microsimulation model for the analysis of structural labour-supply effects.

    CPB Background Document  | 27‑11‑2014 | Download (PDF document, 4.6 MB)

  7. Presentation: Simulating Income Tax Reforms in the Netherlands with MICSIM

    This presentation was used by Egbert Jongen during a seminar about 'MICSIM', 27 November 2014, in The Hague.

    CPB Presentation  | 27‑11‑2014 | Download (PDF document, 510.3 KB)

  8. Unintended effects of reimbursement schedules in mental health care

    We evaluate the introduction of a reimbursement schedule for self-employed mental health care providers in the Netherlands in 2008.

    CPB Discussion Paper 292 | 6‑11‑2014 | Download (PDF document, 1.5 MB)

  9. Teacher quality and student achievement: Evidence from a Dutch sample of twins

    This paper examines the causal link that runs from classroom quality to student achievement using data on twin pairs who entered the same school but were allocated to different classrooms in an exogenous way.

    CPB Discussion Paper 294 | 5‑11‑2014 | Download (PDF document, 713.5 KB)

  10. Zero returns to compulsory schooling: Is it certification or skills that matters?

    This paper evaluates the effects of the raising of the minimum school leaving age (ROSLA) from 14 to 15 in the Netherlands in 1971.

    CPB Discussion Paper 293 | 4‑11‑2014 | Download (PDF document, 984.5 KB)

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