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CPB World Trade Monitor

CPB World Trade Monitor

The CPB World Trade Monitor shows that the volume of world trade decreased 1.2% in March, having decreased 0.7% in February.

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CPB Forecast March 2018 (CEP)

CPB Forecast March 2018 (CEP)

Dutch economy is gathering steam, unemployment is rapidly decreasing to its lowest level since 2001.

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Forecasts March 2018

Economy gathering steam; Government stimulates

CEP 2018, Short-term forecasts

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Recent publications

Economic Decision Problems in Multi-Level Flood Prevention: a new graph-based approach used for real world applications

Flood prevention policy is of crucial importance to the Netherlands. We assess economical optimal flood prevention where multiple barrier dams and dikes protect the hinterland against sea level rise and peak river discharges. Current optimal flood prevention methods only consider dike rings with no dependencies between dikes. We propose a graph-based model for a cost-benefit analysis to determine optimal dike heights with multiple dependencies between dikes and barrier dams.

CPB Discussion Paper 380, 7 May 2018, Go to publication

Does managed competition constrain hospitals’ contract prices? Evidence from the Netherlands

In the Dutch health care system health insurers negotiate with hospitals about the pricing of hospital products in a managed competition framework. In this paper, we study these contract prices that became for the first time publicly available in 2016. The data show substantive price variation between hospitals for the same products, and within a hospital for the same product across insurers.

CPB Discussion Paper 378, 29 March 2018, Go to publication

Back to normal monetary policy

Back to normal monetary policy

The question is no longer if, but when and how unconventional monetary policy will be phased out. The undoing of the unconventional policies will affect European economies, just as their build up stimulated the euro area economy.

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Biomass with CO2 storage presents unique opportunities

Biomass with CO2 storage presents unique opportunities

The costs to the EU of achieving its climate targets could be substantially reduced if it would use negative emissions technology, such as the gasification of biomass in specially designed power plants that capture CO2 and store it underground (BECCS).

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CPB Historical Collection: publications digitally available from 1946

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CPB Historical Collection: publications digitally available from 1946

Cyber Security Risk Assessment for the Economy

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Cyber Security Risk Assessment for the Economy

Brexit costs for the Netherlands arise from reduced trade

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Brexit costs for the Netherlands arise from reduced trade