Publications

November 3, 2015

Macro-economics of balance-sheet problems and the liquidity trap

Since 2010, nominal policy rates of central banks in most advanced economies have been close to zero. This is referred to as the zero lower bound on interest rates or as the liquidity trap.

March 16, 2015

Assessment of the technical assumptions on exchange rates, oil prices and interest rates (CEP2015)

This CPB Background Document presents an assessment of the technical assumptions on the projections (short: projections) of four variables.

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September 15, 2013

Vraag en antwoord over de begrotingsmultiplier

This document is in Dutch, there is no English version.

June 5, 2013

Prudent debt level: a tentative calculation

What is a prudent public debt-to-GDP ratio? This background document accompanies the Dutch CPB Policy Brief 'Naar een prudent niveau van de overheidsschuld'.

April 24, 2013

A fiscal Taylor rule

In most OECD countries, the financial crisis leads to a drop in GDP and has brought government finances into a state of disarray. As high public debt will slow down GDP growth, order in government finances must be restored, sooner or later.