Carl Koopmans - Management

Carl Koopmans

Carl Koopmans is Research Director at SEO Amsterdam Economics and Professor of Economics at VU University Amsterdam. Carl, specialised in social cost-benefit analyses (SCBA), is one of the Netherlands' leading experts in this field.

He is co-author of several Dutch SCBA guidelines. Carl makes use of his SCBA knowledge in many policy areas: for example, he carried out research into the costs of power failures and the benefits of the World Cup Football, and analysed road pricing and the housing market. He also carried out impact analysis in many fields.

Carl joined SEO Amsterdam Economics in 2002. He was Director of the Netherlands Institute for Transport Policy Analysis (KiM) from 2006 to 2007 and professor at the University of Amsterdam from 2002 to 2009. He was previously Head of the Transport and Energy departments at the Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis, and project coordinator for the Scientific Council for Government Policy, where he carried out research into energy, environment and decision-making in large infrastructure projects. Carl was awarded his PhD for a thesis on informal labour in 1989. He studied econometrics at Erasmus University Rotterdam. 


If you would like to know what Carl could do for your organisation, please feel free to contact him directly at:
+31 (0)20 525 1630

SEO reports

13.02.2017Review of the evaluation of the Energy Innovation Agenda

Carl Koopmans carried out an independent review of the evaluation of the Energy Innovation Agenda.more

17.10.2016Second opinion SCBA Holwerd aan Zee

The plan Holwerd aan Zee may have added social value, but whether this is true is not yet apparent from the social cost-benefit analysis (SCBA) that was performed. more

05.10.2016Costs and benefits of a new approach to domestic violence and child abuse

A preliminary study on the possibilities of a social cost-benefit analysis.more

12.07.2016Handbook for cost-benefit analysis of health care, education and labour market policies

Publication number: 2016-11A, 2016-11B Authors: C. Koopmans, A. Heyma, B. Hof, M. Imandt, L. Kok, M. Pomp Commissioned by: Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport, Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, Ministry of Social...more

22.06.2016Effects of an expanded patent law exemption in non-agricultural sectors

This report maps out the potential effects of an expanded plant breeders’ exemption in patent law for non-agricultural sectors, such as the pharmaceutical industry, biobased economy and chemistry.more

20.04.2016Literature study on earthquakes and house prices

House prices in earthquake zones are strongly affected by subjective perceptions of earthquake risks. This is the outcome of a study commissioned by the Nederlandse Aardolie Maatschappij (NAM).more

15.02.2016Costs of smoking

Smoking costs the Netherlands 21 to 43 billion euros per year. This is the outcome of a study commissioned by Stichting Eindspel Tabak, an initiative of a several directors and professionals in the healthcare sector.more

04.01.2016The economic importance of childcare

What is the value of childcare for the Dutch economy? This question was posed by Brancheorganisatie Kinderopvang to SEO Amsterdam Economics.more

11.12.2015Recouping the benefits of government aid for seaports

What are the economic benefits of government aid for Dutch seaports? And how much of the money is recouped by the government, for example through higher tax revenues?more

06.02.2015Evaluation of Tax Schemes to Facilitate Business Transfers

There are various tax schemes in the Netherlands to facilitate corporate succession and business transfers. But are they necessary, efficient and effective in achieving the policy objectives?more

Here you can find a complete overview of the publications of Carl Koopmans.

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