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July 11, 2018

Waarom zijn de gemeente-investeringen sinds 2009 sterk gedaald?

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In de periode 2009-2016 zijn de gemeente-investeringen als percentage van het bbp met 40% gedaald, van 1,6% bbp naar 1,0% bbp; in nominale bedragen gaat het om een daling met 27%. Op verzoek van het ministerie van Binnenlandse Zaken en Koninkrijksrelaties, het ministerie van Financiën en de VNG is onderzocht wat hiervan de oorzaken zijn.

January 24, 2018

Should CBA’s include a correction for the marginal excess burden of taxation?


According to economic theory, taxation drives a wedge between private and public benefits, which distorts labour supply, consumption and investment and leads to loss of welfare.

August 22, 2017

Cost-benefit analysis for flood risk management and water governance in the Netherlands: an overview of one century


The Netherlands is a global reference for flood risk management. This reputation is based on a mix of world-class civil engineering projects and innovative concepts of water governance. For more than a century, cost-benefit analysis has been an important tool for both flood risk management as well as water governance in the Netherlands. It has helped to select the most effective and efficient flood risk projects and to coordinate and reconcile the interests of various policy areas, levels of government and private stakeholders.

March 7, 2012

The world’s oldest fiscal watchdog: CPB’s analyses foster consensus on economic policy


This paper discusses the world’s oldest fiscal watchdog, CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis (CPB)

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December 17, 2010

CPB and Dutch fiscal policy in view of the financial crisis and ageing


What is the role of CPB in Dutch fiscal policy?

December 2, 2010

Fiscal decentralisation in the Netherlands: History, current practice and economic theory


How are public tasks allocated to Dutch central and local government, and how are they financed?

July 8, 2007

The Dutch fiscal framework; history, current practice and the role of the CPB


According to the IMF and the OECD, the Dutch fiscal framework is rather unique, and its design and implementation are highly recommendable.

February 14, 2006

The development of Dutch public expenditure since 1850.


This paper discusses the development of Dutch public expenditure since 1850.

November 26, 2004

Four scenarios for the future of the public sector and healthcare


Health care expenditures will grow faster than GDP.