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July 7, 2005

Why should governments intervene in education, and how effective is education policy

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This paper reviews arguments for government interference in the education sector and discusses the effectiveness of commonly used policy instruments.

June 29, 2005

Education and research in the Netherlands: an international perspective

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Dutch education and research on a par with that of other rich countries.

February 28, 2005

Over de beoordeling van de economische ratio van innovatiebeleidsinstrumenten

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This document is in Dutch, there is no English translation.

December 20, 2004

Unity or variety in research agendas? About beta-oriented R&D-specialisation patterns of science and business in the Netherlands

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Why does Dutch industry make so little use of Dutch scientific research in spite of the research's good quality?

December 9, 2004

An open order in intermediate vocational and higher education

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Experiments advocated before overhauling the order of publicly funded non-compulsory schooling.

November 26, 2004

Four views on the Netherlands: Production, labour and sectoral structure in four scenarios until 2040

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This study presents four scenarios with plausible developments for the Dutch economy at the macro and the sectoral level until 2040.

August 3, 2004

Second opinion on AWT's advice 'The price of success'

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Has the Advisory Council for Science and Technology Policy (AWT) advised well on 'matching'?

July 20, 2004

Does reducing student support affect educational choices and performance? Evidence from a Dutch reform

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This paper investigates the impact of student support on educational choice (university versus non-university) and student performance in higher education, using data from the Netherlands.

July 20, 2004

Private contributions for higher education: Benefiting from the direct benefit principle

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Private rate of return of higher education about 7-9%.

July 20, 2004

Returns to university education; evidence from an institutional reform

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In 1982, duration of university education in the Netherlands decreased from five to four years.