June 24, 2019

Income and wealth during the course of life

Do households diminish their wealth during retirement? The life-cycle model by Modigliani and Brumberg (1954) suggests they do, but the empirical evidence in the literature does not support this hypothesis.

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June 12, 2019

Income differences across migrant groups in the Netherlands: an intergenerational perspective

This paper investigates income disparities across natives and the most prominent migrant groups in the Netherlands, those with a Moroccan, Turkish, Surinamese, or Antillean background....

June 11, 2019

Bank credit: Dutch versus European firms

This background document presents and discusses the empirical results included in the CPB Policy Brief ‘Dutch SME-bank financing in a European perspective’. Our goal is to shed light on the differences in access to...

June 11, 2019

Measuring Credit Rationing of Dutch firms

This background document is associated to the CPB Policy brief on Dutch SME-bank financing in a European perspective. It explains in detail what we do in a microsimulation model that is described in a textframe on...

June 7, 2019

Estimates of the Financial Cycle for Advanced Economies

Until recently, macroeconomic theory provided at most a small role for the financial system to influence the real economy. This changed with the collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008 and the financial crisis which...

March 18, 2019

Estimating Markups in the Netherlands

In this study we analyse the dynamics of firm markups at a national level in the Netherlands. This document is a technical report that describes the literature review, data, methodology and results used in Meijerink et...

February 7, 2019

Biodiversity in the Dutch practice of cost-benefit analysis

According to the Dutch cost-benefit guidelines, biodiversity points are an innovative and practical method to measure the impact of policy measures on biodiversity. A major use is to compare the cost-effectiveness of...

October 16, 2018

The effects of globalisation in the Netherlands: A theoretical and empirical survey

The purpose of this document is to put the developments of globalisation into perspective for the Dutch labour market.

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July 6, 2018

Trade Wars: Economic impacts of US tariff increases and retaliations, an international perspective

"Effect trade conflict limited, escalation only has losers". This background document provides information on the economic consequences of the current trade dispute between the US and several countries that announced retaliatory packages or filed them already with the WTO.

July 2, 2018

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.