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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

06.02.2015Evaluation of the 'In the Shadow of the Court' model

The Council for the Judiciary has developed a model, 'In the Shadow of the Court', to assess the influence of various factors on the numbers of court cases and transactions. Is the model doing what it was designed for?more

01.10.2014Economic Effects of Restricting Tobacco Outlets

What would the economic effects of restricting the number of tobacco outlets be? This report identifies the economic effects on retail outlets if they were to be banned from selling tobacco.more

18.03.2014Presentation of Social Cost-Benefit Analyses

What is required for the proper presentation of social cost-benefit analyses?more

18.03.2014What is the Purpose of Social Cost-Benefit Analysis?

Why are SCBAs important? And what other project assessment methods are there?more

23.01.2014Criteria for a Social Cost-Benefit Analysis

The Northern Audit Office asked SEO Economic Research to produce a brief document setting out the criteria that a social cost-benefit analysis (SCBA) for airport infrastructure needs to meet.more

07.08.2014Report of the Committee of Economic Experts on the CPB Study 'Economically Optimal Water Safety in the IJsselmeer Region'

With its study 'Economically Optimal Water Safety in the IJsselmeer Region' the Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis (CPB) has made a major step forward in research into water safety. more

12.12.2013Costs and Benefits to Government of Amendments to Government Information (Public Access) Act

Various proposals have been made to amend the Government Information (Public Access) Act (Wob). What costs and benefits would this bring for government?more

13.06.2013Public investments in space

Design of a methodology to evaluate the direct and indirect economic and social benefits of public investments in space.more

15.04.2013Benefits of the Olympic Plan

The Olympic Plan 2028 covers a lot more than just the Olympic Games. What are the total benefits of the Plan, including non-financial effects?more

24.10.2012Better Jobs

This report researches the economic effects of the Dutch participation in the JSF program. more

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