Publications

December 23, 2015

Do Extrinsically Motivated Mental Health Care Providers Have Better Treatment Outcomes?

This study compares different responses to financial incentives between self-employed providers in Dutch mental health care.

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December 22, 2015

Home Ownership and Household Portfolio Choice

We study the effect of home equity and indebtedness on financial portfolio choices of Dutch households during the period 2006-2012.

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December 21, 2015

The allocation of financial risks during the life cycle in individual and collective DC pension contracts

This paper measures how financial shocks - equity market, interest rate or inflation shocks - affect different generations of participants in pension schemes.

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December 4, 2015

The effects of higher teacher pay on teacher retention

This paper investigates the effects of higher teacher pay for secondary school teachers on their teacher retention decision and enrollment in additional schooling.

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November 20, 2015

Measuring Downward Nominal and Real Wage Rigidity - Why Methods Matter

Although wage rigidity is an important topic, there is no full consensus in the literature on how to measure downward nominal and real wage rigidity.

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November 16, 2015

Estimating the weight of opportunity costs in housing consumption

People tend to neglect or underweight opportunity costs. Strong empirical evidence for the size of the underweighting appears to be absent.

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October 27, 2015

A macroeconomic analysis of the returns to public R&D investments

This paper analyses the economic returns to public R&D investments in 22 OECD countries.

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September 28, 2015

Earnings responses to discontinuities in social security contributions: Evidence from Dutch administrative data

We analyse the effects of social security contributions (SSCs) by examining the distribution of earnings close to thresholds in the schedule in the Netherlands.

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September 23, 2015

A structural analysis of labour supply and involuntary unemployment in the Netherlands

Most structural models for labour supply ignore the possibility of involuntary unemployment which may lead to biased behavioural responses.

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June 23, 2015

Quasi-experimental evidence on the relation between child care subsidies and child care quality

In this article we present quasi-experimental evidence on the relation between child care subsidies and child care quality.

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