Projections June 2021

The economy is rapidly recovering, under decreasing numbers of new infections and increasing vaccination coverage. The economy is projected to grow by over 3% in both 2021 and 2022.

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Image World Trade Monitor May 2021

World Trade Monitor

The CPB World Trade Monitor shows that the volume of world trade decreased 0.3% in May, having decreased 0.1% in April (initial estimate 0.5%).

Image Extended producer responsibility: design, functioning and effects

Extended producer responsibility: design, functioning and effects

Extended producer responsibility (EPR) is a widely used policy to support the transition to a circular economy in the European Union.

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The Child Penalty

We find that while child care availability is correlated with lower child penalty, the immediate short-term causal effect of increasing child care availability on the earnings penalty of becoming a mother is small. By taking advantage of variation in gender norms in different population groups, we show that gender norms are strongly correlated with child penalty for mothers.

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Housing Market Effects of a Railroad Tunneling

The railroad tunnelling in Delft (the Netherlands) has led to substantial, additional, increases in residential property prices. Our results show that the price elasticity with respect to the distance to the (tunnelled) railroad would have been about 5 percentage points lower in case Delft would not have tunneled its railroad.

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Charted Choices 2022-2025

The report, 'Charted Choices' provides an overview of the budgetary and economic consequences of the policy choices made by 10 Dutch political parties.

Image The Revealed Comparative Advantages of Dutch Cities

The Revealed Comparative Advantages of Dutch Cities

The trade literature often treats countries as dimensionless points, which is a strong assumption. Agglomeration or lumpiness of production factors within countries can affect the national pattern of trade. In this paper we analyze comparative advantage patterns for 22 cities and 4 regions for (a selection of) 83 sectors within The Netherlands.

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Translations Dutch website

This English site shows some Dutch CPB-items translated in English, as a service. However, most publications are in Dutch, there are no English translations available.