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Distributionally Weighted Cost-Benefit Analysis: From Theory to Practice

In CBA practices around the world, benefits are valued regardless of to whom they accrue. This disregards basic economic principles, like declining marginal utility of income, or inequality aversion. This paper argues that if redistribution matters, net benefits must be aggregated using a distributionally weighted CBA.

CPB Discussion Paper 364 | 10 October 2017

24 pages | pdf document, 1.4 MB

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A lost generation? The early career effects of graduating during a recession

We estimate the effect of graduating during a recession on the early careers of high educated graduates in the Netherlands between 1996 and 2012. Exploiting field-specifi c differences in un-employment rates, we fi nd that graduates on average suffer a 2.3% lower wage in a typical recession in their first year.

CPB Discussion Paper 356 | 6 July 2017

38 pages | pdf document, 1.4 MB

ISBN 978-90-5833-779-5 | Go to publication

The urban economics of retail

This paper is the first to document empirically that urban shopping areas have a pronounced centre where the rents are the highest, and a negative rent gradient.

CPB Discussion Paper 352 | 2 June 2017

32 pages | pdf document, 4.1 MB

ISBN 978-90-5833-775-7 | Go to publication

Optimal Tax Routing: Network Analysis of FDI diversion

The international corporate tax system is considered as a network and, just like for transportation, ‘shortest’ paths are computed, minimizing tax payments for multinational enterprises when repatriating profits. We include corporate income tax rates, withholding taxes on dividends, double tax treaties and the double taxation relief methods.

CPB Discussion Paper 349 | 5 April 2017

44 pages | pdf document, 1.7 MB

ISBN 978-90-5833-771-9 | Go to publication

The role of inflation-linked bonds

The market for inflation-linked bonds (ILBs) is growing, but still small when compared to the market for nominal bonds. This paper raises the question why governments do not rely more on ILBs to finance their public debts?

CPB Discussion Paper 344 | 24 March 2017

34 pages | pdf document, 1.4 MB

ISBN 978-90-5833-766-5 | Go to publication

Negative home equity and job mobility

We investigate the impact of negative home equity on job mobility. Panel fixed effects estimation is carried out by making use of Dutch administrative panel in the period 2006-2011.

CPB Discussion Paper 345 | 16 March 2017

40 pages | pdf document, 1.6 MB

ISBN 978-90-5833-767-2 | Go to publication

VAT and Agriculture: Lessons from Europe

Little has been written about the treatment of agriculture under the value added tax (VAT). This article attempts to fill the void by surveying and evaluating the situation in the Member States of the European Union (EU) and some other countries.

CPB Discussion Paper 341 | 31 January 2017

36 pages | pdf document, 1.8 MB

ISBN 978-90-5833-760-3 | Go to publication

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