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CPB Communication | 14 May 2018
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Flood prevention policy is of crucial importance to the Netherlands. We assess economical optimal flood prevention where multiple barrier dams and dikes protect the hinterland against sea level rise and peak river discharges. Current optimal flood prevention methods only consider dike rings with no dependencies between dikes. We propose a graph-based model for a cost-benefit analysis to determine optimal dike heights with multiple dependencies between dikes and barrier dams.
CPB Discussion Paper 380 | 7 May 2018
42 pages | pdf document, 2.1 MB
CPB Policy Brief 2018/05 | 28 February 2018
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The existence of an urban wage growth premium is a well-established empirical fact. This article challenges the conventional view that faster wage growth for urban workers is caused by human capital spillovers.
CPB Discussion Paper 377 | 28 February 2018
36 pages | pdf document, 1.5 MB
This article argues that the spatial scope of agglomeration economies is much more complex than is often assumed in the agglomeration literature. We provide insight into this issue by analyzing panel data on individual wages with a high level of spatial detail.
CPB Discussion Paper 376 | 28 February 2018
36 pages | pdf document, 4.2 MB