July 28, 2017

Biomass Energy with Carbon Capture and Storage can reduce EU’s Energy Roadmap costs with 15-75%

Biomass Energy with Carbon Capture and Storage can reduce costs of EU’s Energy Roadmap with 15-75%. Background document to CPB Policy Brief 2017/02

July 11, 2017

Vormgeving van Evidence-Informed Beleid

Presentation used by Laura van Geest during the 'Kennis & Beleid Congres 2017', organized by Science Works, in The Hague, 2017, June 22.

July 6, 2017

A lost generation? The early career effects of graduating during a recession

We estimate the effect of graduating during a recession on the early careers of high educated graduates in the Netherlands between 1996 and 2012. Exploiting field-specifi c differences in un-employment rates, we fi nd that graduates on average suffer a 2.3% lower wage in a typical recession in their first year.

July 3, 2017

Cyber Security Risk Assessment (CSRA) for the Economy

Society is digitising. The five most valuable companies in the world are ICT companies. The Dutch population makes extensive use of the Internet, and the government is also focusing increasingly on the use of digital means. This digitisation also involves an increase in the economic importance of cyber security.

June 21, 2017

The Performance of Publicly Managed Venture Capital Funds

Governments, when designing support for venture capital financing, face a choice to either sponsor existing private VC funds or organize and manage their own public VC funds.

June 16, 2017

The Elasticity of Taxable Income for the Self-Employed: Heterogeneity across Reforms and Income Levels

This paper studies the causal relation between effective marginal tax rates for the self-employed and their taxable income using panel data for the period 1999-2012. This period contains three tax reforms that we use to identify the elasticity of taxable income (ETI).

June 14, 2017

Forecast June 2017

The lights are green for the economy of the Netherlands; it is growing and employment is increasing, leading to a decrease in unemployment to 4.7%. The government budget will result in a surplus, for both 2017 and 2018.

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June 13, 2017

Using Tax Deductions to Promote Lifelong Learning: Real and Shifting Responses

Policymakers are concerned about potential underinvestment in lifelong learning. In this paper we study to what extent a tax deduction helps to stimulate post-initial training.

June 8, 2017

Back to normal monetary policy

The question is no longer if, but when and how unconventional monetary policy will be phased out. The undoing of the unconventional policies will affect European economies, just as their build up stimulated the euro area economy.

June 2, 2017

The urban economics of retail

This paper is the first to document empirically that urban shopping areas have a pronounced centre where the rents are the highest, and a negative rent gradient.