Can we measure banking sector competition robustly?
Estimating migration changes from the EU’s free movement of people principle
We estimate the impact of the free movement of people (FMP) principle on bilateral intra-EU migration stocks using a gravity model. Employing a combination of the World Bank and the UN’s global migration databases, with observations between 1960 and 2015, allows us to analyse the impact of the FMP for most EU member states. →
Causes of regional variation in Dutch healthcare expenditures: evidence from movers
We assess the relative importance of demand and supply factors as determinants of regional variation in healthcare expenditures in the Netherlands. Our empirical approach follows individuals who migrate between regions. We use individual data on annual healthcare expenditures for the entire Dutch population between the years 2006 and 2013. →
The effects of globalisation in the Netherlands: A theoretical and empirical survey
The changing landscape of firm financing in Europe, the United States and Japan
Are substitute services a barrier to controlling long-term care expenditures?
The scope of the external return to higher education
This article examines whether the productivity spillovers from a large share of highly educated workers occur within regions, sectors and/or firms. To distinguish between these possibilities, I follow a two-stage procedure to estimate a Mincerian wage equation using matched employer-employee panel data on individual earnings and educational attainment. →
Trade Wars: Economic impacts of US tariff increases and retaliations, an international perspective
Frontier firms and followers in the Netherlands: estimating productivity and identifying the frontier
This study shows that constructing a large dataset, which sufficiently covers all firm sizes, is a prerequisite for studying the divergence hypothesis. We merge datasets of individual firm and employee data in the years 20062015 for the Netherlands, resulting in a representative sample of corporations. We find no evidence of diverging productivity between firms on the national frontier and laggard firms. →