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.
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...
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.
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.
SME bank financing, from a European perspective
Dutch SMEs are obtaining bank loans less often than SMEs elsewhere in the eurozone.
Experimenting with dropout prevention policies
School dropout rates did not decrease significantly in three randomized controlled trials (RCTs) in Dutch vocational training colleges.
A budgetary stabilisation function
Een schokfonds in de eurozone is niet noodzakelijk voor het voortbestaan van de euro, maar kan de welvaart in Europa wel verhogen.
Can your house keep you out of a nursing home?
We examine the impact of the accessibility of an older individual’s house on her use of nursing home care.
Marcel Timmer to be board member of CPB
The CPB is to appoint Marcel Timmer as a member of its board as from 1 September 2019.
Do SVARs identify unconventional monetary policy shocks?
This research re-examines the findings of the existing literature on the effects of unconventional monetary policy.