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March 29, 2018

Does managed competition constrain hospitals’ contract prices? Evidence from the Netherlands

Publication

In the Dutch health care system health insurers negotiate with hospitals about the pricing of hospital products in a managed competition framework. In this paper, we study these contract prices that became for the first time publicly available in 2016. The data show substantive price variation between hospitals for the same products, and within a hospital for the same product across insurers.

February 8, 2018

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

Publication

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, 2017

Fiscaliteit en de rechtsvorm van ondernemingen

Publication (in Dutch only)

Deze CPB Policy Brief onderzoekt de belastingdruk van degenen die voor de inkomstenbelasting (ib) als ondernemers kwalificeren (ib-ondernemers) en directeur-grootaandeelhouders (dga’s) en concludeert dat ondernemers zelden van rechtsvorm veranderen.

November 22, 2017

Cheaper and More Haircuts After VAT Cut? Evidence From the Netherlands

Publication

We study the effect of the reduction in the VAT rate on services by hairdressers from 17.5 to 6 percent in the Netherlands in January 2000.

October 3, 2017

The effect of geographical distance on online transactions: Evidence from the Netherlands

Publication

The rise of online trade alters the role of distance between (potential) buyers and sellers. We use data from eBay subsidiary Marktplaats.nl, one of the largest online trading platforms in the Netherlands, to estimate how distance affects the probability of a transaction between small geographical regions.

June 16, 2017

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

Publication

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).

May 12, 2017

Collateral Damage? Decreasing House Prices and Entrepreneurial Lending

Publication

We study the effect of housing collateral on entrepreneurial lending in the Netherlands. This residential collateral channel is especially relevant for sole proprietors for whom there is no legal distinction between the owner and the business.

February 24, 2017

De markt voor huishoudelijke hulp: Gemeentelijk inkoopbeleid en gebruik door burgers onder de Wmo 2007

Publication (in Dutch only)

Dit boek beschrijft de ontwikkelingen op de markt voor huishoudelijke hulp vanaf het eerste jaar van de decentralisatie tot en met het een na laatste jaar voor de invoering van de ‘nieuwe’ Wmo in 2015.

July 6, 2016

Doorrekeningen varianten SDG werkgroep woningmarkt

Publication (in Dutch only)

De studiegroep duurzame groei (SDG) rapporteert over mogelijke beleidshervormingen in de volgende kabinetsperiode. Als onderdeel van deze studiegroep heeft de werkgroep woningmarkt vier varianten uitgewerkt die bestaan uit maatregelen in de koop- en huursector.

July 1, 2016

Hoorzitting / rondetafelgesprek Evaluatie verhuurderheffing

Publication (in Dutch only)

Op 29 juni organiseerde de Commissie Wonen en Rijksdienst in de Tweede Kamer een rondetafelgesprek over de evaluatie van de verhuurderheffing waarbij het CPB aanwezig was. Deze CPB Notitie bevat de inbreng van het CPB bij dit gesprek.