Publications

July 27, 2021

Increased trade with China and Eastern Europe hardly affects Dutch workers

Contrary to other studies, we find no robust effect of an increase in trade with China and Central European (CEE) countries on local employment, wages and inequality in the Netherlands....

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July 22, 2021

The causal effects of employment on mental health and criminality for disabled workers

In this paper, we study to what extent employment generates spillover effects on other life domains for persons with a work disability. We find that that paid work reduces the probability of using mental health care by...

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July 9, 2021

Case studies on batteries, end-of-life vehicles and medicine in the Netherlands

Extended producer responsibility (EPR) is a widely used policy to support the transition to a circular economy in the European Union.

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July 9, 2021

Extended producer responsibility: design, functioning and effects

Extended producer responsibility (EPR) is a widely used policy to support the transition to a circular economy in the European Union.

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June 24, 2021

The Child Penalty in the Netherlands and its Determinants

We find that while child care availability is correlated with lower child penalty, the immediate short-term causal effect of increasing child care availability on the earnings penalty of becoming a mother is small. By taking advantage of variation in gender norms in different population groups, we show that gender norms are strongly correlated with child penalty for mothers.

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June 22, 2021

Projections June 2021

The economy is rapidly recovering, under decreasing numbers of new infections and increasing vaccination coverage. The economy is projected to grow by over 3% in both 2021 and 2022.

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June 8, 2021

Housing Market Effects of a Railroad Tunneling: Evidence from a quasi-experiment

The railroad tunnelling in Delft (the Netherlands) has led to substantial, additional, increases in residential property prices. Our results show that the price elasticity with respect to the distance to the (tunnelled) railroad would have been about 5 percentage points lower in case Delft would not have tunneled its railroad.

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May 27, 2021

Policy Options for the Data Economy – a Literature Review

The data economy has drastically altered our lives in the last two decades. Search engines and smartphones have become ubiquitous. Sharing of data is a key element of the data economy....

April 30, 2021

Business dynamics during the COVID pandemic

The corona crisis has visible consequences for economic activity in the Netherlands. In 2020, 6.5% fewer businesses with at least 2 employees were established. This decline is not limited to the sectors most affected by health restrictions, such as the hotel and catering industry, as almost every sector saw a decrease in the number of starters last year.

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April 28, 2021

The Young Bunch: Youth Minimum Wages and Labor Market Outcomes

The 2017 increase in the Dutch youth minimum wage has improved labor market outcomes for low-paid young workers. In particular, these workers’ average wage has risen with 4% without adverse effects on employment or...

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