Publications

December 15, 2014

Welfare Benefits of Agglomeration and Worker Heterogeneity

The direct impact of local public goods on welfare is relatively easy to measure from land rents. However, the indirect effects on home and job location, on land use, and on agglomeration benefits are hard to pin down.

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December 8, 2014

Robust estimation of the VAT pass-through in the Netherlands

This paper introduces the Common Correlated Effects Estimator into the study of Value-Added-Tax pass-through and compares this method to various other methodologies used in the literature.

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December 4, 2014

The social discount rate under a stochastic A2 scenario

Using a general equilibrium model in which both capital productivity and temperature are uncertain, we show that the social discount rate (SDR) will decline.

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December 2, 2014

The effect of family disruption on children's personality development: Evidence from British longitudinal data

This research documents the effects of different forms of family disruptions - measured by separation, divorce and death - on personality development of British children included in the 1970 British Cohort Study.

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November 6, 2014

Unintended effects of reimbursement schedules in mental health care

We evaluate the introduction of a reimbursement schedule for self-employed mental health care providers in the Netherlands in 2008.

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November 5, 2014

Teacher quality and student achievement: Evidence from a Dutch sample of twins

This paper examines the causal link that runs from classroom quality to student achievement using data on twin pairs who entered the same school but were allocated to different classrooms in an exogenous way.

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November 4, 2014

Zero returns to compulsory schooling: Is it certification or skills that matters?

This paper evaluates the effects of the raising of the minimum school leaving age (ROSLA) from 14 to 15 in the Netherlands in 1971.

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October 30, 2014

Demanding occupations and the retirement age in the Netherlands

In the policy debate on increasing the statutory retirement age, the issue has been raised to make an exception for workers with demanding occupations, since health considerations may make it unreasonable to expect them to work longer.

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October 30, 2014

Ranking the Stars: Network Analysis of Bilateral Tax Treaties

With a novel approach this paper sheds light on the international tax planning possibilities of multinationals.

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