Publications

May 14, 2018

Vrijwillig uit de auto: gedragsbeïnvloeding in de werkgerelateerde mobiliteit

Deelnemers aan het gedragsprogramma Low Car Diet maakten blijvend 35% minder autokilometers. Dit staat in het onderzoek ‘Vrijwillig uit de auto’ van het Centraal Planbureau (CPB) dat op 14 mei is aangeboden aan...

May 7, 2018

Economic Decision Problems in Multi-Level Flood Prevention: a new graph-based approach used for real world applications

Flood prevention policy is of crucial importance to the Netherlands. We assess economical optimal flood prevention where multiple barrier dams and dikes protect the hinterland against sea level rise and peak river discharges. Current optimal flood prevention methods only consider dike rings with no dependencies between dikes. We propose a graph-based model for a cost-benefit analysis to determine optimal dike heights with multiple dependencies between dikes and barrier dams.

February 28, 2018

Opties om de stedelijke productiviteit te bevorderen

Jongeren en hoogopgeleiden profiteren het meest van een baan in de stad. Dit concludeert het Centraal Planbureau (CPB) in een onderzoek naar stedelijke productiviteitsvoordelen. Tien jaar werkervaring in Amsterdam leidt...

February 28, 2018

Why do wages grow faster in urban areas? Sorting of high potentials matters

The existence of an urban wage growth premium is a well-established empirical fact. This article challenges the conventional view that faster wage growth for urban workers is caused by human capital spillovers.

February 28, 2018

Complexities in the spatial scope of agglomeration economies

This article argues that the spatial scope of agglomeration economies is much more complex than is often assumed in the agglomeration literature. We provide insight into this issue by analyzing panel data on individual wages with a high level of spatial detail.

February 21, 2017

Understanding employment decentralization by estimating the spatial scope of agglomeration economies

This paper argues that the spatial decay function of agglomeration economies is much more complex than is often assumed in the agglomeration literature. We provide insight into this issue by analyzing a nationwide and spatially rich wage panel.

May 26, 2014

Safe Dike Heights at Minimal Costs: An Integer Programming Approach

Optimal dike heights are of crucial importance to the Netherlands as almost 60% of its surface is under threat of flooding from sea, lakes, or rivers.

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February 19, 2014

Urban traffic externalities: quasi-experimental evidence from housing prices

This paper exploits a quasi-experiment to value the benefits of reducing urban traffic externalities.

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January 14, 2014

Economisch optimale waterveiligheid in het IJsselmeergebied

De meeste dijkringen in het IJsselmeergebied hoeven de komende decennia niet te worden versterkt. Een voorwaarde is wel dat de veiligheid van deze dijkringen in 2015 aan de huidige wettelijke normen voldoet en dat er...

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