Ed Westerhout

wetenschappelijk medewerker, Sector 1 Belasting en begroting
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Centraal Planbureau

Bezuidenhoutseweg 30
2594 AV Den Haag

Ed Westerhout is affiliated with the sector Public Finance. His research covers public finances and the macroeconomy, pensions and population ageing. Current projects include the vulnerability of Dutch public finances, freedom of choice in the pension pay-out phase and parttime pension.


Pensions, Population Ageing, Health Care, Public Finance

  • 1997 PhD University of Amsterdam (cum laude) supervisor F. van der Ploeg
  • 1988 Economics University of Tilburg (cum laude)
  • 2011-now Leader projects on Pensions CPB
  • 2007-2011 Leader Programme Pensions CPB
  • 2004-2007 Leader Programme Ageing and Pensions CPB
  • 2000-2004 Head Applied General Equilibrium Modelling Unit CPB
  • 1997-2005 Assistant Professor Macroeconomics University of Amsterdam
  • 1998-2000 Head of Health Care Unit CPB
  • 1995-1998 Projectleader Health Care Model CPB
  • 1993-1995 Researcher Applied General Equilibrium Modelling Unit CPB
  • 1989-1993 Researcher Ministry of Economic Affairs


September 11, 2023

Inbreng CPB ten behoeve van de Studiegroep Begrotingsruimte

De 17e Studiegroep Begrotingsruimte publiceert op 11 september zijn advies over de begrotingsdoelstellingen en de begrotingssystematiek in de komende kabinetsperiode. Het CPB heeft ten behoeve van de Studiegroep een...

December 14, 2021

30 Years of Generational Accounting: A Critical Review

The question whether fiscal policies can be considered sustainable in the light of population ageing is old, but still relevant. Even more so, its relevance has increased recently as public debt levels have gone up...

August 12, 2021

Completing Dutch pension reform

Recently, the government and the social partners in the Netherlands agreed on how to reform the scheme of occupational pensions in the coming years. In June 2019 they agreed on the main principles of reform, in June 2020 they elaborated these principles in more detail.

Elderly on a Dutch Boulevard
September 15, 2020

Schokproef overheidsfinanciën 2020

Dit achtergronddocument beschrijft het doel van een schokproef voor de overheidsfinanciën, geeft een korte introductie in het model CRASH en toont de uitkomsten van een schokproef bij drie verschillende economische...

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September 15, 2020

CRASH - A Simulation Model for Extreme Events

What is the impact of extreme external shocks, such as the Great Recession, upon Dutch public finances? The question is very challenging, given that such shocks are very different from mild disruptions of the economy...

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