Working Papers


  • 5-September-2014

    English

    Boosting the development of efficient SMEs in the Netherlands

    Entrepreneurship is an important driver of economic growth, job creation and competitiveness. However, the small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) sector has been severely affected by the crisis, with access to bank finance being particularly difficult.

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  • 5-September-2014

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    Making the banking sector more resilient and reducing household debt in the Netherlands

    Dutch banks were put under heavy strains early in the global downturn and have comparatively weak financial buffers to cope with new shocks. Falling house prices have increased the share of households with negative home equity to nearly 35% for home-owning households and 40% for mortgage holders.

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  • 19-April-2013

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    Lessons from 15 Years of Experience with the Dutch Tax Allowance for Energy Investments for Firms - Environment Working Paper No. 55

    Since 1997, the Netherlands has had a tax allowance scheme that was introduced to promote investments in energy-saving technologies and sustainable energy production. This so-called Energy Investment Tax Allowance (EIA in Dutch) reduces up-front investment costs for firms investing in the newest energy-saving and sustainable energy technologies.

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  • 17-February-2011

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    Netherlands: Thematic Review on Risk Management in Agriculture

    Dutch agricultural risk management should develop an ex ante policy framework for assistance in catastrophic events such as livestock epidemics and climatic disasters, as well as a longer-term strategy on insurance.

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  • 18-January-2011

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    Making the Dutch pension system less vulnerable to financial crises

    The Dutch occupational pension system has been successful in securing high asset accumulation to fund generous pension promises.

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  • 18-January-2011

    English

    Improving the flexibility of the Dutch housing market to enhance labour mobility

    The housing market figures among the main determinants of labour mobility, as households seldom make employment and housing decisions independently of each other.

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  • 7-October-2010

    English

    Netherlands: How the transport system can contribute to better economic and environmental outcomes

    Congestion has become a burden for the Dutch economy. Reforms to the transport system, including public transport, together with a more flexible housing market should reduce the economic and environmental burden of transport, thereby improving prospects for sustainable long term growth.

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