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December 19, 2019

Limitation of holding structures for intra-EU dividends: A blow to tax avoidance?

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This article analyses the recent rulings from the European Court of Justice in two Danish cases and examines their possible impact on international tax avoidance.

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December 10, 2019

SVARs, the central bank balance sheet and the effects of unconventional monetary policy in the euro area

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This discussion paper presents further evidence that the most important published estimates of the effects of unconventional monetary policy are not reliable. It is a further elaboration of the ideas in the CPB discussion paper "Do zero and sign restricted SVARs identify unconventional monetary policy shocks in the euro area?". Previous empirical studies seem to show that the unconventional monetary policy of the ECB, also known as balance sheet policy, has a positive effect on growth and inflation. However, this conclusion is unfounded, because institutional features of monetary policy in the euro area make it impossible to identify unexpectedly exogenous variation in monetary policy.

February 6, 2018

The effects of unconventional monetary policy in the euro area

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How effective are unconventional monetary policies? Through which mechanisms do they work? This discussion paper contains a detailed presentation of the new scientific evidence we reported in the policy brief, and adds to the relatively scarce literature in this field.

September 12, 2017

Discussienota Europese Commissie over EMU

Publication (in Dutch only)

De vaste commissie voor Financiën uit de Tweede Kamer der Staten-Generaal organiseert een deskundigenbijeenkomst, in de vorm van een rondetafelgesprek, over de discussienota van de Europese Commissie over het verdiepen van de Economische en Monetaire Unie (EMU).

January 31, 2017

VAT and Agriculture: Lessons from Europe

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Little has been written about the treatment of agriculture under the value added tax (VAT). This article attempts to fill the void by surveying and evaluating the situation in the Member States of the European Union (EU) and some other countries.

August 28, 2015

Network Analysis of Tax Treaty Shopping using dividend-based weights

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Multi-national corporations can reduce their tax burden on repatriating foreign profits by using third countries, other than the home and host country of the investment, which have more favourable tax treaties.

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December 17, 2014

Potential benefits of tax inversion remain (huge): with the model and full country ranking

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The recent actions of the US Treasury to reign in corporate tax inversions leave their rationale largely intact: the potential tax benefits of inversions remain unchanged and huge.

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October 30, 2014

Ranking the Stars: Network Analysis of Bilateral Tax Treaties

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With a novel approach this paper sheds light on the international tax planning possibilities of multinationals.

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October 30, 2014

Shop till you drop those tax rates: Treaty shopping as a determinant for FDI stocks

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This CPB Background Document supplements the CPB Discussion Paper 290 ‘Ranking the Stars - network analysis of bilateral tax treaties’ (van 't Riet & Lejour, 2014).

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June 12, 2014

Choosing privacy: How to improve the market for personal data

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Businesses and the government are all collecting more and more personal data, and they use these data ever more intensively. This is mostly to the benefit of citizens, but not in all cases.