Publications

May 26, 2014

Safe Dike Heights at Minimal Costs: An Integer Programming Approach

Optimal dike heights are of crucial importance to the Netherlands as almost 60% of its surface is under threat of flooding from sea, lakes, or rivers.

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May 19, 2014

Individual Returns to a PhD Education in the Netherlands: Income Differences between Masters and PhDs

In this paper we investigate the individual returns to a doctorate education in the Netherlands over the first twenty years of a career.

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April 25, 2014

Provider competition and over-utilization in health care

This paper compares the welfare effects of three ways in which health care can be organized.

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April 24, 2014

Follow the leader? Public and private wages in the Netherlands

This study investigates wage leadership in the Netherlands. We empirically examine public and private wages using several wage definitions for the period 1980-2012.

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April 23, 2014

Saving behavior and risk taking: Evidence from the Dutch Tax Reform in 2001

We estimate the impact of the marginal tax rate on the ownership in risk-bearing assets and on the share in total assets.

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March 25, 2014

Time variation in the dynamic effects of unanticipated changes in tax policy

Using a structural vector autoregression with time-varying parameters, I analyze to what extent the dynamic effects of unanticipated changes in tax policy have changed structurally over the post World War II period in the United States.

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March 25, 2014

Reduced-rank time-varying vector autoregressions

The standard time-varying VAR workhorse suffers from overparameterization, which is a serious problem as it limits the number of variables and lags that can be incorporated in the model.

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March 20, 2014

Cities, Tasks and Skills

This research applies a task-based approach to measure and interpret changes in the employment structure of the 168 largest US cities in the period 1990-2009.

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