Stefan Boeters

wetenschappelijk medewerker, Sector 2 Macro en internationale economie
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Centraal Planbureau

Bezuidenhoutseweg 30
2594 AV Den Haag


  • Researcher in the sector "Labour and Education".
  • Numerical labour market model with special focus on age-specific labour market effects.
  • Further development and application of the global general equilibrium model "WorldScan" and its energy/climate extension.

Current projects

  • Project on the labour market for older workers for the Ministry of Social Affairs (SZW).

Previous projects

  • Article on labour market modelling in a CGE context for the "Handbook of CGE Modeling" (ed.: D. Jorgenson and P. Dixon).
  • MODELS: Model development for the evaluation of the EU Lisbon targets. Implementation of a labour market module for WorldScan with endogenous labour supply and unemployment.
  • EU Competitiveness Report 2007: Assessment of the EU biofuel targets.
  • IBO: Medium-term (post 2012) scenarios for climate policy.
  • TAXBEN: Project for the European Commission to evaluate different aspects of the European public finance system. Focus of WP 5: optimal timing of climate policy, alternative post-Kyoto strategies, interaction of emission trading schemes with pre-existing energy taxes.

Fields of interest

  • All aspects of computable general equilibrium (CGE) models.
  • Labour market issues in relation to CGE: aggregation of heterogeneous households, macroeconomic aspects of wage negotiations.
  • Numerical implementation of optimal taxation problems.
  • Environmental economics: climate change, "double dividend", transportation.
  • Linking partial and general equilibrium models.


  • 1990 - 1995, Studies in Economics, Sociology and Philosophy, University of Marburg.
  • 1995, Masters (Diplom) in Economics, University of Marburg.
  • 1996 - 1998, Graduate program "Theory of allocation, economic policy and collective decisions" at the University of Dortmund.
  • 2000, PhD (Dr. rer. pol.) thesis on the labour market effects of an input factor tax reform.
  • Research associate, Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), Mannheim.
  • Referee for Economic Modelling, Computational Economics, FinanzArchiv, International Tax and Public Finance, Journal of Economics, Environmental and Resource Economics, Resource and Energy Economics, Energy Economics, Climate Policy.
  • 1998 - 1999, Research assistant at the University of Dortmund.
  • 1999 - 2000, Research assistant at the University of Saarland (Saarbrücken).
  • 2001 - 2005, Researcher and senior researcher at the Centre for European Economic Research (Mannheim).
  • 2005 - 2011, Sector International Economics (CPB)


April 26, 2023

Nederland gebaat bij internationaal beleid over tariefkosten in waardeketens

Bedrijven hebben te maken met verschillende handelskosten die hun internationale concurrentiepositie beïnvloeden. Naast directe tariefkosten op importen en exporten zijn er ook indirecte tariefkosten die elders in de...

April 26, 2023

Instrumentarium voor waardeketenonderzoek

We introduceren twee nieuwe instrumenten om internationale handel beter te begrijpen. Met de handelskostenindex berekenen we de totale handelskosten van een waardeketen. Met het nieuwe zwaartekrachtmodel, dat ook handel...

July 12, 2022

Saffier 3.0: Estimation results

This technical document supplements the general documentation of the macromodel Saffier 3.0....

December 22, 2021

Het macromodel van het CPB: Saffier 3.0

Het Centraal Planbureau heeft zijn macro-economische model van de Nederlandse economie - Saffier - vernieuwd. Recente economische inzichten en ontwikkelingen zijn in de nieuwe versie verwerkt. Het CPB neemt de nieuwe versie van Saffier vanaf 22 december in gebruik.

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December 22, 2021

Saffier 3.0: Technical Background

This paper documents the Saffier 3.0 model that is used for making macroeconomic projections and assessing the responses to fiscal policy changes in the short and medium run. This dual purpose of the model brings with...

Photo of an abacus and the code of the model