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January 24, 2018

Should CBA’s include a correction for the marginal excess burden of taxation?


According to economic theory, taxation drives a wedge between private and public benefits, which distorts labour supply, consumption and investment and leads to loss of welfare.

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.

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.

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.

March 6, 2013

Plannen voor de Stad


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