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April 30, 2021

Business dynamics during the COVID pandemic


The corona crisis has visible consequences for economic activity in the Netherlands. In 2020, 6.5% fewer businesses with at least 2 employees were established. This decline is not limited to the sectors most affected by health restrictions, such as the hotel and catering industry, as almost every sector saw a decrease in the number of starters last year.

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September 24, 2020

Marktmacht op de Nederlandse arbeidsmarkt

Publication (in Dutch only)

Werkgevers hebben marktmacht op de arbeidsmarkt. Dat blijkt onder meer uit de internationale wetenschappelijke literatuur. Het CPB heeft uitgezocht hoe dat in Nederland zit. Marktmacht betekent dat werkgevers loonzettingsmacht hebben: zij kunnen het loon lager zetten dan het gangbare marktloon zonder dat werknemers massaal de benen nemen.

February 8, 2018

Competition and pricing behavior in long term care markets: Evidence from the Market for Assistance in Daily Housekeeping Activities


Exploiting a rich data set on the Dutch market for assistance in daily housekeeping activities (ADHA), we find that larger providers obtain a higher price than do small providers. However, compared to other studies on market power in care markets this price difference is considered small to moderate.

December 19, 2014

Overheidslonen volgen marktlonen

Publication (in Dutch only)

De ontwikkeling van lonen in de publieke sector wijkt alleen tijdelijk af van die in de marktsector. Op termijn volgen de overheidslonen de marktlonen.

November 27, 2009

Cream-skimming, parking and other intended and unintended effects of performance-based contracting in social welfare services


What are the effects of performance-based contracting in social welfare services?

November 27, 2009

Contracting welfare-to-work services: use and usefulness


Tight budgets induce Dutch municipalities to contracting-out their welfare-to-work services.

September 7, 2009

Economic consequences of sharpening the regulation of easening Sunday shopping


What are the consequences of the sharpening of the regulation of easing Sunday shopping restrictions for the Dutch economy?

October 11, 2007

Incentives and Regional Coordination in Employment Services


This paper presents a game theoretical model that addresses the trade off between regional coordination and incentives in the mediation of unemployed in the Netherlands.

December 12, 2006

Measuring the effectiveness of Public Employment Service (PES) workers; an empirical analysis based on the performance outcomes of regional employment offices


In this paper, we measure the effectiveness of the Dutch public employment service (PES) for various performance measures, ranging from outflow rates to the timeliness of the benefits allocation.

November 26, 2004

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


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