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October 10, 2017

Distributionally Weighted Cost-Benefit Analysis: From Theory to Practice


In CBA practices around the world, benefits are valued regardless of to whom they accrue. This disregards basic economic principles, like declining marginal utility of income, or inequality aversion. This paper argues that if redistribution matters, net benefits must be aggregated using a distributionally weighted CBA.

September 20, 2017

Advies over de te hanteren discontovoet voor de MKBA Rivierverruiming

Publication (in Dutch only)

De projectdirectie van de MKBA Rivierverruiming en dijkversterking heeft het CPB verzocht om te adviseren over de te hanteren discontovoet voor deze MKBA.

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 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.

February 20, 2017

Beoordelingssystematiek zoetwaterbeschikbaarheid

Publication (in Dutch only)

Rijkswaterstaat heeft het CPB gevraagd de toepasbaarheid van een methodologie om maatregelen op het terrein van zoetwaterbeschikbaarheid te beoordelen en de relatie met MKBA’s te toetsen.

December 6, 2016

Valuation of CO2 emissions in CBA: implications of the scenario study Welfare, Prosperity and the Human Environment


The scenario study Welfare, Prosperity and the Human Environment (WLO ) forecasts long-term developments on four topics, climate being one of them. The study’s climate scenarios have been constructed taking into account various ways of international collaboration on the climate issue around the world. The WLO climate scenarios are characterised by a CO2 emission budget for the rest of the century and an associated CO2 emission reduction target.

June 8, 2016

Investeren in infrastructuur

Publication (in Dutch only)

Nederland heeft een van de best ontwikkelde transportnetwerken in Europa en de wereld. De basis hiervoor is gelegd met de grote investeringen in snelwegen en spoor tussen 1960 en 1990.

May 12, 2016

Kansrijk Mobiliteitsbeleid

Publication (in Dutch only)

Het personen- en goederenvervoer blijven de komende decennia toenemen, maar minder dan voorheen.

April 7, 2016

Reële opties en het waarderen van flexibiliteit bij infrastructuurprojecten

Publication (in Dutch only)

De reële-optiebenadering benadrukt dat flexibiliteit van investeringsprojecten van grote waarde kan zijn.

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December 21, 2015

Review kengetallen Nieuw Limburgs Peil

Publication (in Dutch only)

Kengetallen voor het inschatten van projectbaten op terrein van zoetwater nader bekeken.

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