Publications

September 17, 2019

Dutch surplus on the current account

The Dutch current account surplus has increased substantially since the late 90’s, coming mostly from the trade balance in goods. Internationally the surplus is consistently among the top surplus countries, thereby...

September 17, 2019

Forecast September 2019 (MEV 2020)

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

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September 10, 2019

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.

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August 29, 2019

Flexible Wages or Flexible Workers?

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

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August 15, 2019

Table Main Economic Indicators 2017-2020

Table Main Economic Indicators 2017-2020 of the upcoming Macro Economic Outlook 2020 (up to and including 2020), to be published on 17 September 2019.

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July 4, 2019

Insights into the NCSC security advisories

In the Netherlands the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) is the central organization for cyber security. The Dutch Ministry of Justice and Security (JenV) requested CPB to conduct data-driven research into the...

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July 1, 2019

The effect of demographic developments and growth on the optimal statutory retirement age

This paper develops a stylized model that can serve as an instrument to assess how long term trends as demographic change and rising living standards affect the optimal future rise of the statutory retirement age (sra)...

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June 26, 2019

Dutch Shell Companies and International Tax Planning

This paper uses the financial statements of special purpose entities (SPEs) for explaining the origin and destination of dividend, interest, and royalty flows passing the Netherlands.

June 26, 2019

Non-Bunching at Kinks and Notches in Cash Transfers

We typically do not find statistically signicant evidence of bunching around kinks or notches, neither in income nor in wealth.

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June 24, 2019

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.

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