Publications

June 11, 2019

Dutch SME bank financing, from a European perspective

Dutch SMEs are obtaining bank loans less often than SMEs elsewhere in the eurozone.

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May 28, 2019

Experimenting with dropout prevention policies

School dropout rates did not decrease significantly in three randomized controlled trials (RCTs) in Dutch vocational training colleges.

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February 20, 2019

Do parents work more when children start school? Evidence from the Netherlands

When children start school, parents save time and/or money. In this paper, we empirically examine the impact of these changes to the family's budget constraint on parents' working hours....

May 29, 2018

Towards an EMU banking union: three scenarios

This publication discusses the need for an EMU banking union and describes three possible transition scenarios. This is a translation of chapter 4 of the Dutch publication.

June 13, 2017

Using Tax Deductions to Promote Lifelong Learning: Real and Shifting Responses

Policymakers are concerned about potential underinvestment in lifelong learning. In this paper we study to what extent a tax deduction helps to stimulate post-initial training.

October 27, 2015

A macroeconomic analysis of the returns to public R&D investments

This paper analyses the economic returns to public R&D investments in 22 OECD countries.

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May 19, 2014

Individual Returns to a PhD Education in the Netherlands: Income Differences between Masters and PhDs

In this paper we investigate the individual returns to a doctorate education in the Netherlands over the first twenty years of a career.

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March 13, 2014

Public funding of science: An international comparison

This CPB background document investigates the different allocation mechanisms of public research funding in a sample of seven countries.

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July 4, 2013

Up or out? How individual research grants affect academic careers in the Netherlands

This paper investigates the effect of obtaining an individual research grant (Vernieuwingsimpuls or IRI -grant) on the careers of Dutch scientists.

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