July 25, 2011

General hospitals in financial distress; Reconsidering government intervention

The Dutch government is currently engaged in reconsidering its role in hospital bankruptcies.

September 9, 2010

The effect of competition on process and outcome quality of hospital care: An empirical analysis for the Netherlands

Limited effects of competition in the healthcare sector till now.

May 11, 2010

Ranking the schools: How quality information affects school choice in the Netherlands

School quality scores published by a national newspaper do affect the number of students choosing a school.

May 11, 2010

School responsiveness to quality ranking: An empirical analysis of secondary education in the Netherlands

Schools improve their performance after a bad quality score published by the national newspaper Trouw.

March 10, 2010

The housing corporations from the vanishing triangle

Which public interests, and along which ways, the Dutch governmental authorities should increase their control on social renting policies?

February 9, 2010

The effect of education on smoking behaviour: New evidence from smoking durations of a sample of twins

Education has no impact on the decision to start smoking when young, but it does further quitting.

November 27, 2009

Cream-skimming, parking and other intended and unintended effects of performance-based contracting in social welfare services

What are the effects of performance-based contracting in social welfare services?

November 27, 2009

Contracting welfare-to-work services: use and usefulness

Tight budgets induce Dutch municipalities to contracting-out their welfare-to-work services.

November 13, 2008

The effect of childhood conduct disorder on human capital

Childhood mental health problems have high human and financial costs for families and society at large.

November 13, 2008

Why are criminals less educated than non-criminals? Evidence from a cohort of young Australian twins

Arrests at young age reduce human capital formation.