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September 3, 2018

The scope of the external return to higher education

Publication

This article examines whether the productivity spillovers from a large share of highly educated workers occur within regions, sectors and/or firms. To distinguish between these possibilities, I follow a two-stage procedure to estimate a Mincerian wage equation using matched employer-employee panel data on individual earnings and educational attainment.

July 2, 2018

Frontier firms and followers in the Netherlands: estimating productivity and identifying the frontier

Publication

This study shows that constructing a large dataset, which sufficiently covers all firm sizes, is a prerequisite for studying the divergence hypothesis. We merge datasets of individual firm and employee data in the years 20062015 for the Netherlands, resulting in a representative sample of corporations. We find no evidence of diverging productivity between firms on the national frontier and laggard firms.

June 28, 2018

Koplopers en volgers: geen divergentie in Nederland

Publication (in Dutch only)

Deze CPB-Notitie geeft een overzicht van de bijdragen van kleine en grote bedrijven aan de productiviteitsgroei in Nederland.

March 22, 2018

First Communication National Productivity Board

Publication

Productivity growth is on the decline, in the OECD countries. In the Netherlands, structural growth is also slowing down. On the basis of this fact, the European Commission proposed that each EU Member State would install a national productivity board (NPB). The Council of the European Union has since adopted this proposal.

February 28, 2018

Opties om de stedelijke productiviteit te bevorderen

Publication (in Dutch only)

Steden hebben een positieve invloed op de productiviteit en vormen daarom een belangrijk onderdeel van onze economie. De productiviteitsvoordelen van verstedelijking zijn er voor alle werknemers, maar ze zijn niet voor alle bevolkingsgroepen even groot.

March 9, 2017

Productivity Slowdown - Evidence for the Netherlands

Publication

This paper analyses how The Netherlands compares to other countries in terms of the productivity slowdown. It also includes a comparison of different sectors and tests possible explanatory variables.