Publications

June 7, 2019

Estimating the Impact of the Financial Cycle on Fiscal Policy

We investigate the impact of the financial cycle on the effectiveness of fiscal policy.

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May 28, 2019

Experimenting with dropout prevention policies

School dropout rates did not decrease significantly in three randomized controlled trials (RCTs) in Dutch vocational training colleges.

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May 20, 2019

Transit-oriented developments and residential property values

As urbanization continues, congestion externalities are becoming more important due to an increasing utilization of the prevailing infrastructure. A growing number of cities have conducted transit-oriented developments...

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April 25, 2019

Can your house keep you out of a nursing home?

We examine the impact of the accessibility of an older individual’s house on her use of nursing home care.

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April 18, 2019

Do house prices matter for household consumption?

To what extent do large drops in house prices drive household consumption? Using a large panel of Dutch households over the period 2007 to 2014, when house price dropped 27%, we find a significantly positive...

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April 18, 2019

Disentangling the effect of household debt on consumption

We estimate the contemporaneous relationship between household debt and consumption for the period 2006 to 2015. Using Dutch administrative data, we fi nd that the average consumption of households with high debt has...

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April 3, 2019

The welfare effects of co-payments in long term care

Insight in the lifecycle dynamics of long term care costs is important to understand the effect of policy changes, such as the design of co-payments, on the costs and welfare across income and wealth groups....

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March 15, 2019

Selection and moral hazard effects in healthcare

In the Netherlands, average healthcare expenditures of persons without a voluntary deductible are twice as high as average healthcare expenditures of persons with a voluntary deductible....

February 20, 2019

Do parents work more when children start school? Evidence from the Netherlands

When children start school, parents save time and/or money. In this paper, we empirically examine the impact of these changes to the family's budget constraint on parents' working hours....