Publications

March 18, 2019

Estimating Markups in the Netherlands

In this study we analyse the dynamics of firm markups at a national level in the Netherlands. This document is a technical report that describes the literature review, data, methodology and results used in Meijerink et...

July 2, 2018

Frontier firms and followers in the Netherlands: estimating productivity and identifying the frontier

This study shows that constructing a large dataset, which sufficiently covers all firm sizes, is a prerequisite for studying the divergence hypothesis. We merge datasets of individual firm and employee data in the years 20062015 for the Netherlands, resulting in a representative sample of corporations. We find no evidence of diverging productivity between firms on the national frontier and laggard firms.

March 9, 2017

Productivity Slowdown - Evidence for the Netherlands

This paper analyses how The Netherlands compares to other countries in terms of the productivity slowdown. It also includes a comparison of different sectors and tests possible explanatory variables.

March 16, 2016

Tax bunching by owners of small corporations

In the Netherlands owners of small corporations face taxation of corporate, labour and capital income. Taxation of the latter may be deferred. We study their options for income shifting using bunching techniques.

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September 22, 2013

The stability of tax elasticities in The Netherlands

We estimate long-run and short-run elasticities of Value Added Tax and Personal Income Tax revenues with respect to their bases for the Netherlands.

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January 24, 2013

The dog that did not bark: The EITC for single mothers in the Netherlands

We study the extension of an EITC for single mothers in the Netherlands to mothers with a youngest child of 12 to 15 years old. This reform has increased the net income for the treatment group by 5%.

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September 11, 2012

Childcare subsidies and labour supply: evidence from a large Dutch reform

Over the period 2005-2009 the Dutch government increased childcare subsidies substantially, reducing the average effective parental fee by 50%, and extended subsidies to so-called guestparent care.

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December 22, 2011

Estimating the labour supply response to the earned income tax credit for single parents in the Netherlands

In 2002, the Dutch government extended the eligibility conditions of the earned income tax credit for single parents to single parents with a child of 12 to 15 years old.

December 1, 2011

A retrospective evaluation of elements of the EU VAT system

This is the final report (Executive Summary) of a project on “The retrospective evaluation of elements of the VAT system in the EU.”