Publications

March 9, 2017

Productivity Slowdown - Evidence for the Netherlands

This paper analyses how The Netherlands compares to other countries in terms of the productivity slowdown. It also includes a comparison of different sectors and tests possible explanatory variables.

February 24, 2017

Switching gains and health plan price elasticities: 20 years of managed competition reforms in the Netherlands

In this paper we estimate health plan price elasticities and financial switching gains for consumers over a 20 years period in which managed competition was introduced in the Dutch health insurance market.

February 21, 2017

Understanding employment decentralization by estimating the spatial scope of agglomeration economies

This paper argues that the spatial decay function of agglomeration economies is much more complex than is often assumed in the agglomeration literature. We provide insight into this issue by analyzing a nationwide and spatially rich wage panel.

February 16, 2017

Charted Choices 2018-2021

CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis has published the results of its assessment of the election manifestos. The report, Charted Choices 2018-2021, contains an analysis of the financial-economic choices made by 11 Dutch political parties. Differences between them proved to be large; both in the types of measures chosen by the various parties and in the resulting effects.

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January 31, 2017

Presentation: About CPB

Presentation used by Paul Besseling during a 'Seminar on National Productivity Boards', January 20, 2017, Riga, Latvia.

January 31, 2017

VAT and Agriculture: Lessons from Europe

Little has been written about the treatment of agriculture under the value added tax (VAT). This article attempts to fill the void by surveying and evaluating the situation in the Member States of the European Union (EU) and some other countries.

January 20, 2017

The effect of financial development on economic growth: a meta-analysis

The financial crisis has renewed interest in the finance-growth relationship. We analyze the empirical literature and find a moderate positive but decreasing effect of finance on growth.

January 19, 2017

Biomass-Energy with Carbon Capture and Storage Should Be Used Immediately

In this Policy Brief, we analyse the potential role of negative‐emissions technology in reducing these emissions.