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July 2, 2018

Frontier firms and followers in the Netherlands: estimating productivity and identifying the frontier

Publication

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.

June 28, 2018

Koplopers en volgers: geen divergentie in Nederland

Publication (in Dutch only)

Deze CPB-Notitie geeft een overzicht van de bijdragen van kleine en grote bedrijven aan de productiviteitsgroei in Nederland.

March 9, 2017

Productivity Slowdown - Evidence for the Netherlands

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This paper analyses how The Netherlands compares to other countries in terms of the productivity slowdown. It also includes a comparison of different sectors and tests possible explanatory variables.

January 15, 2015

CPB-reactie op OESO-studie over de relatie tussen inkomensongelijkheid en economische groei

Publication (in Dutch only)

In een recent verschenen werkdocument gaat de OESO in op de relatie tussen inkomensongelijkheid en economische groei.

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December 1, 2011

A retrospective evaluation of elements of the EU VAT system

Publication

This is the final report (Executive Summary) of a project on “The retrospective evaluation of elements of the VAT system in the EU.”

November 23, 2009

Corporate tax harmonization in the EU

Publication

Corporate tax harmonisation in the EU as proposed does not yield substantial welfare gains.

November 23, 2009

Corporate tax consolidation and enhanced cooperation in the European Union

Publication

Corporate tax consolidation in the European Union may improve welfare.

March 5, 2007

Will corporate tax consolidation improve efficiency in the EU?

Publication

Consolidation of the tax base in the European Union is expected to curve compliance costs and reduce profit shifting.

August 29, 2006

Who benefits from tax competition in the European Union?

Publication

Statutory tax rates have declined in the European Union in the recent decades.