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Frontier firms and followers in the Netherlands: estimating productivity and identifying the frontier

This study shows that constructing a large dataset, which sufficiently covers all firm sizes, is a prerequisite for studying the divergence hypothesis. We merge datasets of individual firm and employee data in the years 20062015 for the Netherlands, resulting in a representative sample of corporations. We find no evidence of diverging productivity between firms on the national frontier and laggard firms.

CPB Background Document | 2 July 2018

60 pages | pdf document, 5.2 MB

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Optimal Taxation of Secondary Earners in the Netherlands: Has Equity Lost Ground?

The Netherlands witnessed major reforms in the taxation of (potential) secondary earners over the past decade. Using the inverse-optimal method of optimal taxation we recover the implicit social welfare weights of single- and dual-earner couples over time. The social welfare weights are grosso modo well-behaved before the reforms.

CPB Discussion Paper 375 | 15 February 2018

60 pages | pdf document, 3.6 MB

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Cost-benefit analysis for flood risk management and water governance in the Netherlands: an overview of one century

The Netherlands is a global reference for flood risk management. This reputation is based on a mix of world-class civil engineering projects and innovative concepts of water governance. For more than a century, cost-benefit analysis has been an important tool for both flood risk management as well as water governance in the Netherlands. It has helped to select the most effective and efficient flood risk projects and to coordinate and reconcile the interests of various policy areas, levels of government and private stakeholders.

CPB Background Document | 22 August 2017

52 pages | pdf document, 1.7 MB

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Valuation of CO2 emissions in CBA: implications of the scenario study Welfare, Prosperity and the Human Environment

The scenario study Welfare, Prosperity and the Human Environment (WLO ) forecasts long-term developments on four topics, climate being one of them. The study’s climate scenarios have been constructed taking into account various ways of international collaboration on the climate issue around the world. The WLO climate scenarios are characterised by a CO2 emission budget for the rest of the century and an associated CO2 emission reduction target.

CPB Background Document | 6 December 2016

18 pages | pdf document, 1.6 MB

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Over de top

This document is in Dutch, there is no English translation of this page.

CPB Policy Brief 2013/04 | 29 May 2013

18 pages | pdf document, 1.9 MB

ISBN 978-90-5833-601-9 | Go to publication

Do rich households live farther away from their workplaces?

One of the classic predictions of urban economic theory is that high-income and low-income households choose different residential locations and therefore, conditional on workplace location, have different commuting patterns.

CPB Discussion Paper 244 | 13 May 2013

26 pages | pdf document, 941.6 KB

ISBN 978-90-5833-600-2 | Go to publication

Optimal fiscal policy

This paper derives and estimates rules for fiscal policy that prescribe the optimal response to changes in unemployment and debt.

CPB Discussion Paper 242 | 15 April 2013

54 pages | pdf document, 1.5 MB

ISBN 978-90-5833-596-8 | Go to publication

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