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Egbert Jongen is Program Leader Labour at CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis and Associate Professor at Leiden University. The focus of his research is labour economics and public economics.
CPB Policy Brief 2018/03 | 15 February 2018
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CPB Background Document | 15 February 2018
pdf document, 1.8 MB
The Netherlands witnessed major reforms in the taxation of (potential) secondary earners over the past decade. Using the inverse-optimal method of optimal taxation we recover the implicit social welfare weights of single- and dual-earner couples over time. The social welfare weights are grosso modo well-behaved before the reforms.
CPB Discussion Paper 375 | 15 February 2018
60 pages | pdf document, 3.6 MB
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.
CPB Discussion Paper 368 | 22 November 2017
42 pages | pdf document, 1.7 MB
We study the impact of a mandatory activation program for young welfare recipients in the Netherlands. Introduced at the end of 2009, the goal of the program was to prevent so-called NEETs (individuals not in employment, education or training).
CPB Discussion Paper 365 | 11 October 2017
56 pages | pdf document, 2 MB