Better Jobs

Publication number: 2012-80
Authors: P. Bisschop, C. Koopmans, R. Lieshout, J. Prins, M. Volkerink
Commissioned by: Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation
Publisher: SEO Economic Research
ISBN: 978-90-6733-672-7

In the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) programme the Netherlands participates in developing and producing a new fighter plane: the F-35. In July 2012 the Dutch House of Representatives summoned the Cabinet to terminate the Dutch involvement in the programme. The Cabinet decided to first research the effects of participation in the JSF programma and commissioned SEO to investigate the industrial consequences and employment effects of participation and the impact on the knowledge economy of the Netherlands. 

Taking part in the F-35 programme implies tens of billions of euro's of turnover for the Dutch economy. The 
F-35 makes the Dutch aircraft industry more innovative causing additional spin-offs. The programme leads to a shift of employees out of other jobs, increasing their productivity. The net employment effect is positive in the short term but zero in the long term. 

Below you can download the extensive summary of the report in English and the original report in Dutch. 

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