September 7, 2009

Economic consequences of sharpening the regulation of easening Sunday shopping

Minder koopzondagen: weinig gevolgen voor Nederlandse economie

Press release

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Spokesmen

Henry van der Wiel Read more
Dick Morks Read more

For the whole economy, the economic impact of less Sunday opening hours on employment and sales is limited in the long run, but for individual shops it should not be sniffed at.

In the short run, there are one-off costs to find new jobs for shop workers loosing their jobs due to less Sunday opening hours. There can also be differences in consequences within the retail trade and between municipalities.

Moreover, welfare will diminish for some consumers, whereas it will increase for others.

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Contacts

Henry van der Wiel Read more
Bert Minne Read more