CEP 2018, Short-term forecastsGo to the press release
Infrastructure projects are increasingly aiming to improve liveability, in particular in urban areas. We analyse a specific case in which an existing highway in an urban area was moved underground in order to improve intercity traffic flows and to reduce traffic externalities.
CPB Discussion Paper 379, 22 May 2018, Go to publication
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
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
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.Read more
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).Read the press release