Dutch services in global value chains

The role of the Dutch economy in global value chains for manufactured goods.

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World Trade December 2023

World Trade Monitor December 2023

World Merchandise trade increased with 1.0% in December 2023 compared to the previous month, following an decrease of 1.3% in November. This is evident from the monthly CPB World Trade Monitor.


Abolishing fossil subsidies useful if it supports the energy transition

The current debate on fossil fuel subsidies focuses too little on the underlying core question: does the abolishment of such subsidies support the energy transition and hence climate policy?

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An economic analysis of the TOZO

The Temporary Support Scheme for Self-Employed Persons (Tozo) supported self-employed entrepreneurs during the coronavirus crisis. This is the conclusion from a CPB study.


Quantifying Misallocation of Public Housing

We investigate how public housing in the Netherlands is distributed among households, and explore the role of the applied non-market allocation mechanism


Predictability and (co-)incidence of labor and health shocks

Setbacks such as dismissal or illness can turn the lives of people upside down. This study shows that such adverse events can be anticipated in advance and that their occurrence is strongly interrelated.


Mortgage Debt Limits and Buy-to-Let Investors

Since the financial crisis, home ownership rates have decreased across the world. Also in the Netherlands, the size of the rental sector has increased. Decreased access to mortgage debt explains part of this development. We show that tightened mortgage debt limits explain a fifth of the increase in rentals between 2013 and 2019.