Publications

November 24, 2015

Decentralization of social policy in the Netherlands

The Netherlands has recently embarked on a considerable decentralization of social policy.

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June 1, 2015

The stimulative effect of an unconditional block grant on the decentralized provision of care

Understanding the impact of central government grants on decentralized health care provision is of crucial importance for the design of grant systems, yet empirical evidence on the prevalence of flypaper effects in this domain is rare.

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May 31, 2013

Fiscal Equalization and Capitalization: Evidence from a Policy Reform

Fiscal equalization through the allocation of central government grants may have adverse distributional implications if these grants capitalize into house values.

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October 1, 2012

The Impact of Supply Constraints on House Prices in England

We explore the impact of different types of supply constraints on house prices in England by exploiting a unique panel dataset of 353 local planning authorities ranging from 1974 to 2008.

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