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The basic health insurance in the Netherlands includes a mandatory deductible of currently 385 euros per adult per year. Several municipalities offer a group contract for low-income people in which the deductible is reinsured, meaning that out-of-pocket spending under the deductible is covered by supplementary insurance. This study examines to what extent such reinsurance leads to higher pharmaceutical spending.
CPB Discussion Paper 387 | 30 November 2018
28 pages | pdf document, 1.7 MB
CPB Communication | 15 October 2018
pdf document, 1.5 MB
We study the effect of a policy change in co-payments on the use of long-term home care in The Netherlands. The change increased co-payments for persons with considerable household financial assets. For identification we apply a difference-in-difference analysis with matched treatment and control groups.
CPB Discussion Paper 363 | 3 November 2017
44 pages | pdf document, 2.9 MB
The financial crisis has renewed interest in the finance-growth relationship. We analyze the empirical literature and find a moderate positive but decreasing effect of finance on growth.
CPB Discussion Paper 340 | 20 January 2017
38 pages | pdf document, 1.5 MB
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CPB Communication | 13 June 2016
44 pages | pdf document, 1.7 MB