Publications

December 9, 2013

Financial Shocks and Economic Activity in the Netherlands

An analysis of the effects of financial shocks on economic development in the euro area and the Netherlands in particular.

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December 2, 2013

An Assessment of Alternatives for the Dutch First Pension Pillar, The Design of Pension Schemes

The ageing of the Dutch population, resulting in an increase in the number of retirees relative to the working population, has induced a debate about the sustainability of the Dutch first pillar pension scheme (AOW).

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November 27, 2013

The duration of Dutch export relations: decomposing firm, country and product characteristics

Using Dutch transaction-level data on international trade we find that the intensive margin drives Dutch trade growth year by year. After 6 years, new trade relations cover about 50 percent of Dutch exports.

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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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September 17, 2013

How much do children learn in school? International evidence from school entry rules

This study provides the first estimates of the causal effect of time in school on cognitive skills for many countries around the world, for multiple age groups and for multiple subjects.

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September 11, 2013

Flexible pension take-up in social security

This paper studies the redistribution and welfare effects of increasing the flexibility of individual pension take-up.

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September 5, 2013

Optimal Discount Rates for Investments in Mitigation and Adaptation

This paper develops a theory of asset pricing in which discount rates for investments in all assets, including adaptation and mitigation, are endogenously determined.

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September 2, 2013

People Skills and the Labor-Market Outcomes of Underrepresented Groups

This paper shows that people skills are important determinants of labor-market outcomes, including occupational choice and wages.

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August 21, 2013

The impact of trade, offshoring and multinationals on job loss and job finding

This contribution uses an extensive and unique set of combined Dutch micro-data to analyze the relationship between three dimensions of globalization and unemployment.

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