Projects

On this page you will find our most recent projects. For older projects, please look at our archives.

11.04.2016Closure of coal-fired power plants

The early closure of the five remaining coal-fired plants has a positive effect on welfare for a total of €4.7 billion. That is the outcome of this study commissioned by Natuur & Milieu.more

10.03.2016Quick Scan Reserve price DVB-T

Based on a Quick Scan, SEO/IViR recommends to maximally set a low but non-trivial reserve price of e.g. € 1 million for the auction of the DVB-T license.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

12.02.2016Outsourcing in the gaming sector: safeguarding public interests

This research report deals with the question of how public interests can be safeguarded if gaming operators outsource business processes.more

18.01.2016Effects of a master's programme on teachers and their environment

What are the effects of following a master's programme on teachers and their environment? A first intermediate measurement gives an indication and tries to further interpret the observed effects through an realistic evaluation.more

14.01.2016Compliance with the Code of the Dutch Pension Funds

In fiscal year 2014 pension funds have reported on their compliance with the Code of the Dutch Pension Funds for the first time. SEO has monitored the degree of compliance with the Code. more

05.01.2016Working on werk.nl

Digital services for the unemployed have evolved substantially since 2012. What are the effects on customer satisfaction and service effectiveness?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

15.12.2015Severance pays for senior executives in the (semi) public sector

SEO investigated the effects of the stipulations regarding the dismissal of senior executives in the public sector. Is maximizing the severance pay at € 75,000 effective and practically feasible?more

15.12.2015On closer inspection

On 1 July 2015 the law on copyright contracts for filmmakers was changed. This report analyses the necessity and consequences of the new policy.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

04.12.2015Remuneration of academic staff in an international perspective

Dutch academic staff salaries are competitive compared to those in other European countries. Only Switzerland, the United States and British top universities offer a higher base salary.more

03.12.2015Efficiency assessment of power grid investment

An efficiency study into the costs of the non-regular expansion investment in the North-East Polder power grid.more

01.12.2015Pilot project WGA activation

As part of the pilot project WGA activation, five locations of UWV WERKbedrijf (the Public Employment Service division of the Dutch Employee Insurance Agency UWV) were given extra budget to activate people on WGA benefits. This...more

30.11.2015Sustainability of debt restructuring

What happens to debtors who have successfully gone through a debt restructuring process? That's the central question in this study. This question has been answered on the basis of data analysis and interviews.more

18.11.2015Mandatory industry-wide pension plans and the general pension fund

This study focuses on the possible adjustment of mandatory participation in an industry-wide pension fund, enabling a general pension fund to administer mandatory industry-wide pension plans as well.more

06.04.2016New incentives for renewable electricity supply in 2020-2030

In 2030, 60 percent of the electricity consumption can be produced sustainably using solar and wind energy. Operating grants and net metering are the most effective tools to achieve that goal.more

17.11.2015Quick scan 3 - Evaluation sector plans

SEO and ecbo perform the monitoring and evaluation of the Regeling Cofinanciering Sectorplannen (scheme for co-financing of sector plans). This third quick scan assesses, amongst other things, the progress of the planned measures.more

17.11.2015Ready for growth?

The Associate degree (Ad) is at a crossroads (again). In the coming years the Ad can (and must) truly prove its worth.more

13.11.2015Evaluation Act merger assessment (Wet fusietoets)

In collaboration with ResearchNed, Peter Huisman and Frans de Vijlder, SEO Amsterdam Economics has performed a legal evaluation of the Wet fusietoets (Act merger assessment). They advise a fundamental reassessment of the act.more

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