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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.

August 16, 2017

Actualisatie Middellangetermijnverkenning 2018-2021

Publication (in Dutch only)

Deze CPB Notitie geeft een nadere actualisatie van de Middellangetermijnverkenning 2018-2021. De notitie beschrijft het economische en budgettaire beeld voor de periode 2018-2021 en geeft vervolgens een overzicht van de verschillen ten opzichte van de verkenning uit maart 2017. Belangrijke wijzigingen ten opzichte van de vorige verkenning vormen de hogere groei op korte termijn en het kwaliteitskader verpleeghuiszorg.

August 15, 2017

Prijselasticiteit van het woningaanbod

Publication (in Dutch only)

De aanbodelasticiteit van de Nederlandse woningmarkt empirisch geanalyseerd.

August 1, 2017

Study of cost-benefit analysis for e-government


The Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations (BZK) has asked CPB to determine the extent to which the methodology of cost-benefit analysis (CBA), or valuable elements thereof, can be applied in a useful and practical way within the e-government domain.

July 3, 2017

Cyber Security Risk Assessment (CSRA) for the Economy


Society is digitising. The five most valuable companies in the world are ICT companies. The Dutch population makes extensive use of the Internet, and the government is also focusing increasingly on the use of digital means. This digitisation also involves an increase in the economic importance of cyber security.

June 21, 2017

The Performance of Publicly Managed Venture Capital Funds


Governments, when designing support for venture capital financing, face a choice to either sponsor existing private VC funds or organize and manage their own public VC funds.

June 16, 2017

The Elasticity of Taxable Income for the Self-Employed: Heterogeneity across Reforms and Income Levels


This paper studies the causal relation between effective marginal tax rates for the self-employed and their taxable income using panel data for the period 1999-2012. This period contains three tax reforms that we use to identify the elasticity of taxable income (ETI).

June 13, 2017

Using Tax Deductions to Promote Lifelong Learning: Real and Shifting Responses


Policymakers are concerned about potential underinvestment in lifelong learning. In this paper we study to what extent a tax deduction helps to stimulate post-initial training.

June 8, 2017

Presentatie: De doorrekening van verkiezingsprogramma’s door het CPB

Publication (in Dutch only)

Deze presentatie is gebruikt door Wim Suyker op 8 juni 2017 tijdens een gastcollege op de Hogeschool Rotterdam, lerarenopleiding economie.

June 8, 2017

Back to normal monetary policy


The question is no longer if, but when and how unconventional monetary policy will be phased out. The undoing of the unconventional policies will affect European economies, just as their build up stimulated the euro area economy.