Publications

March 8, 2013

Returns to Communication in Specialised and Diversified US Cities

This CPB Discussion Paper documents and interprets the significance of communication for individual wages within cities with a diversified or specialised industrial structure.

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March 7, 2013

A structural analysis of labour supply elasticities in the Netherlands

We estimate the labour supply elasticity for a large number of groups on the Dutch labour market. We exploit a large administrative household panel data set for the period 1999-2005.

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February 14, 2013

Access to External Finance and Innovation: A Macroeconomic Perspective

This article takes a macroeconomic perspective in studying innovation as one of the channels by which better access to financial markets affects economic development.

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February 6, 2013

The effects of technology and offshoring on changes in employment and task-content of occupations

Combining employment data with the British Skill Survey (BSS) we analyse employment changes between occupations (extensive margin) and within occupations (intensive margin).

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February 5, 2013

How Large was the Credit Crunch in the OECD?

Reduced credit supply in the years 2008 and 2009 should have resulted in lower growth in industries that are more dependent on external finance.

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January 30, 2013

The importance of intrinsic and extrinsic motivation for measuring IQ

This research provides an economic model of the way people behave during an IQ test.

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January 29, 2013

Teacher evaluations and pupil achievement: Evidence from classroom observations

This paper investigates the relationship between teacher evaluations, conducted by trained evaluators, and pupil performance in primary education in a large city in the Netherlands.

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January 24, 2013

The dog that did not bark: The EITC for single mothers in the Netherlands

We study the extension of an EITC for single mothers in the Netherlands to mothers with a youngest child of 12 to 15 years old. This reform has increased the net income for the treatment group by 5%.

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January 21, 2013

Why Did the Netherlands Develop so Early? The Legacy of the Brethren of the Common Life

In many Dutch cities there are Geert Groote schools. This is no coincidence, because Geert Groote's (1340-1384) ideas form the foundation of modern education in the Netherlands and many other countries.

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