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CPB Policy Brief 2018/05 | 28 February 2018
pdf document, 5.3 MB
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
According to the Melitz (2003) model, potential exporters have to be sufficiently productive to overcome the entry costs of foreign markets. Once firms pass this productivity threshold, they all export. However, empirical evidence indicates that a substantial share of high-productive firms do not export.
CPB Discussion Paper 369 | 18 January 2018
50 pages | pdf document, 2.4 MB
The Netherlands is a global reference for flood risk management. This reputation is based on a mix of world-class civil engineering projects and innovative concepts of water governance. For more than a century, cost-benefit analysis has been an important tool for both flood risk management as well as water governance in the Netherlands. It has helped to select the most effective and efficient flood risk projects and to coordinate and reconcile the interests of various policy areas, levels of government and private stakeholders.
CPB Background Document | 22 August 2017
52 pages | pdf document, 1.7 MB