Image Checking election promises is important to voters

Checking election promises is important to voters

What is the economic impact of the election manifestos of political parties? In an increasing number of countries, government assessment bodies are busy calculating this impact.

Image Forecast September 2019 (MEV 2020)

Forecast September 2019 (MEV 2020)

The global economy is slowing down due to increased uncertainty as a result of trade tensions.

Image Treatment responses of mental health care providers after a demand shock

Treatment responses of mental health care providers after a demand shock

This paper investigates how two different groups of Dutch mental health care providers responded to an exogenous 20% drop in the number of patients in 2012.

Image Flexible Wages or Flexible Workers?

Flexible Wages or Flexible Workers?

CPB investigated how fi rms adjust wages and employment in periods of adverse economic circumstances.

Image Income and wealth during the course of life

Income and wealth during the course of life

Do households diminish their wealth during retirement? The life-cycle model by Modigliani and Brumberg (1954) suggests they do, but the empirical evidence in the literature does not support this hypothesis.

Image Forecast June 2019

Forecast June 2019

The Dutch economic growth rate is slowing down due to the ill wind blowing from abroad. Export growth is declining. The waning growth in production has had remarkably little impact on the labour market, which remains...

Image 2019 is called the year of Jan Tinbergen

2019 is called the year of Jan Tinbergen

This year it is exactly 50 years ago that Jan Tinbergen received the Nobel price for economics. Therefore there are lots of festivities.

Image 2019 is called the year of Jan Tinbergen

2019 is called the year of Jan Tinbergen

This year it is exactly 50 years ago that Jan Tinbergen received the Nobel price for economics. Therefore there are lots of festivities.

Image Income differences across migrant groups

Income differences across migrant groups

On average, migrant children in the Netherlands end up lower in the income distribution compared to native children, even if their parents have equal incomes.

Image Dutch SME bank financing, from a European perspective

SME bank financing, from a European perspective

Dutch SMEs are obtaining bank loans less often than SMEs elsewhere in the eurozone.