Publications

October 4, 2011

Reducing Rents from Energy Technology Adoption Programs by Exploiting Observable Information

In this CPB Discussion Paper, we study how regulators may improve upon the efficiency of their energy technology adoption programs by exploiting readily observable information to limit rent extraction by firms.

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August 31, 2011

A note on the Shapley value for characteristic functions on bipartitions

This paper provides a simple analytical solution for the Shapley value when the worth of a coalition only depends on the number of participating coalition players.

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August 29, 2011

Fixed export costs and multi-product firms

First, we uncover some salient components of fixed export costs. Second, we investigate whether the importance of these fixed export costs varies with the size of a firm’s export product portfolio.

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August 15, 2011

The effect of the supplementary grant on parental contribution in the Netherlands

This paper focuses on the effect of the supplementary grant on the parental contribution in the Netherlands.

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July 26, 2011

Wage inequality in the Netherlands: Evidence, trends and explanations

Using detailed micro data on the entire wage distribution in the Netherlands, this paper examines trends in Dutch (real pre-tax) wage inequality between 2000 and 2008.

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July 22, 2011

The decentralization of Social Assistance and the rise of Disability Insurance enrolment

In this paper, we assess spillover effects of Social Assistance (SA) decentralization in the Netherlands, in particular towards (a centrally administered) Disability Insurance scheme (DI).

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July 22, 2011

Regional wage differences in the Netherlands: Micro-evidence on agglomeration externalities

Based on micro-data on individual workers for the period 2000–2005, we show that regional wage differentials in the Netherlands are small but present.

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July 11, 2011

Uncertainty and the export decisions of Dutch firms

This paper analyses the export market entry decisions of Dutch firms and their subsequent growth or market exit.

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June 30, 2011

Retirement Flexibility and Portfolio Choice

This paper explores the interaction between retirement flexibility and portfolio choice in an overlapping-generations model.

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June 29, 2011

Competition leverage: How the demand side affects optimal risk adjustment

In this paper, the authors study optimal risk adjustment in imperfectly competitive health insurance markets.

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