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Competition and pricing behavior in long term care markets: Evidence from the Market for Assistance in Daily Housekeeping Activities

Exploiting a rich data set on the Dutch market for assistance in daily housekeeping activities (ADHA), we find that larger providers obtain a higher price than do small providers. However, compared to other studies on market power in care markets this price difference is considered small to moderate.

CPB Discussion Paper 373 | 8 February 2018

24 pages | pdf document, 480.6 KB

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The effects of unconventional monetary policy in the euro area

How effective are unconventional monetary policies? Through which mechanisms do they work? This discussion paper contains a detailed presentation of the new scientific evidence we reported in the policy brief, and adds to the relatively scarce literature in this field.

CPB Discussion Paper 371 | 6 February 2018

36 pages | pdf document, 583 KB

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Effects of Unconventional Monetary Policy on European Corporate Credit

In this paper we investigate whether the targeted longer-term refinancing operations (TLTRO) and the asset purchase program (APP) led to lower interest rates on new corporate credit, and whether the signalling channel and the capital relief channel played any role in the transmission of these ECB policies.

CPB Discussion Paper 372 | 6 February 2018

22 pages | pdf document, 383.8 KB

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Cost-Sharing Design Matters: A Comparison of the Rebate and Deductible in Healthcare

Since 2006, the Dutch population has faced two different cost-sharing schemes in health insurance for curative care: a mandatory rebate of 255 euros in 2006 and 2007, and since 2008 a mandatory deductible. Using administrative data for the entire Dutch population, we compare the effect of both cost-sharing schemes on healthcare consumption between 2006 and 2013.

CPB Discussion Paper 367 | 7 December 2017

60 pages | pdf document, 1.5 MB

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CPB Communication | 27 November 2017

40 pages | pdf document, 379.4 KB

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Co-payments in long-term home care: do they affect the use of care?

We study the effect of a policy change in co-payments on the use of long-term home care in The Netherlands. The change increased co-payments for persons with considerable household financial assets. For identification we apply a difference-in-difference analysis with matched treatment and control groups.

CPB Discussion Paper 363 | 3 November 2017

44 pages | pdf document, 2.9 MB

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Distributionally Weighted Cost-Benefit Analysis: From Theory to Practice

In CBA practices around the world, benefits are valued regardless of to whom they accrue. This disregards basic economic principles, like declining marginal utility of income, or inequality aversion. This paper argues that if redistribution matters, net benefits must be aggregated using a distributionally weighted CBA.

CPB Discussion Paper 364 | 10 October 2017

24 pages | pdf document, 1.4 MB

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The circular economy of plastics: from raw materials to waste

The circular economy aims to reduce the use of raw materials, promote re-use and recycling and limit waste. This study focuses on the circular economy of plastics and investigates what the major problems are in relation to the use of plastics and to what extent government policy is necessary and effective.

CPB Communication | 20 September 2017

4 pages | pdf document, 1.1 MB

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Assets and liabilities of Dutch non-financial firms

The main purpose of this document is to assess the financial situation of non-financial firms. In particular, the document provides answers to two questions. Are there financial fragilities in Dutch non-financial firms? If yes, for which particular type of firms?

CPB Communication | 23 August 2017

32 pages | pdf document, 571.4 KB

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Cost-benefit analysis for flood risk management and water governance in the Netherlands: an overview of one century

The Netherlands is a global reference for flood risk management. This reputation is based on a mix of world-class civil engineering projects and innovative concepts of water governance. For more than a century, cost-benefit analysis has been an important tool for both flood risk management as well as water governance in the Netherlands. It has helped to select the most effective and efficient flood risk projects and to coordinate and reconcile the interests of various policy areas, levels of government and private stakeholders.

CPB Background Document | 22 August 2017

52 pages | pdf document, 1.7 MB

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