Projects

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

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

05.11.2015The economic importance of Schiphol's hub function

Over the years, Schiphol airport has grown into a hub airport with an extensive network of destinations. This study examines the economic effects in case Schiphol would lose (part of) its hub function.more

24.09.2015Calculation model eID system

e-ID is an online authentication system that can establish with a high degree of certainty the identity and authority of someone intending to do an online transaction.more

01.10.2015A better picture

Public service broadcasters are an important sales channel for independent TV production companies, both in terms of net turnover and employment. Will the new plans of NPO put this situation under pressure?more

05.11.2015More possibilities for new schools?

The State Secretary of Education, Culture and Science wants more posiibilities for new schools. Under what conditions will the chosen scenario of policy measures have the desired effects for primary and secondary education?more

16.11.2015Freedom of choice for employers with regard to supplementary pensions

For industry-wide defined contribution pension plans, giving employers the freedom to choose the pension provider could lead to greater efficiency in the execution of pension schemes.more

10.08.2015Monitor of the Expertise and Technology Route: the Theory Behind the Policy

This report sets out the theory behind the policy on the experiments with continuous VMBO-MBO pathways: what are the expectations as regards the mechanisms and effects of the policy?more

04.09.2015The Feasibility of New Schools in the Netherlands

How many new schools are founded in the Netherlands, how do they perform, what effect does current policy have, and what could be improved? more

10.08.2015New Schools: an Exploratory Study into the Effects of Non-Denomination-Based Planning

What effects do changes in policy on the founding of new schools have? This report is a combined summary of two preliminary studies carried out by SEO Economic Research and TIAS.more

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