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According to the Melitz (2003) model, potential exporters have to be sufficiently productive to overcome the entry costs of foreign markets. Once firms pass this productivity threshold, they all export. However, empirical evidence indicates that a substantial share of high-productive firms do not export.
CPB Discussion Paper 369 | 18 January 2018
50 pages | pdf document, 2.4 MB
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
This paper argues that the spatial decay function of agglomeration economies is much more complex than is often assumed in the agglomeration literature. We provide insight into this issue by analyzing a nationwide and spatially rich wage panel.
CPB Discussion Paper 342 | 21 February 2017
32 pages | pdf document, 3.8 MB
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CPB Communication | 22 December 2016
100 pages | pdf document, 2 MB
CPB Communication | 23 November 2016
82 pages | pdf document, 3.4 MB