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31.01.2017Market Concentration and Price Formation in the Global Cocoa Value Chain

Is market concentration among large cocoa firms responsible for the widespread poverty among cocoa farmers? Probably not.more

04.01.2017Evaluation of the SDE+ scheme

The SDE+ scheme is the main policy instrument used by the government to contribute to achieving the renewable energy targets for 2020 and 2023. This study evaluates the effectiveness and efficiency of the SDE+ instrument.more

29.09.2016Alternatives to government revenues from natural gas

An accelerated reduction of the gas production from the Groningen gas field will cost up to € 3.8 billion per year. SEO has designed four green tax packages that provide alternative income. 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

19.05.2016Hotels 'on hold'

Amsterdam is tightening its licensing policy for new hotels. This will result in increased prices in the hotel sector and a greater market potential for private holiday rentals.more

10.05.2016Social costs and benefits of the World Expo 2025

The contribution of the World Expo 2025 to welfare is likely to be negative. This is the outcome of an analysis of the social costs an       Edit Nieuws "Social costs and benefits of t..." on d benefits...more

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

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

18.11.2015Mandatory 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

10.04.2015The Environment as a Green Motor for the Economy

This document is the first step in the research programme of the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment that aims at bringing economics and policy closer together in the field of green growth.more

10.04.2015Energy Policy Review 2007-2012

Did Dutch energy policy in the period 2007-2012 promote an energy economy that is internationally competitive, reliable, safe and sustainable? SEO Amsterdam Economics carried out a policy review.more

20.03.2015Free Play: Towards a New Market Order for the Land-Based Gambling Market

The Dutch gambling market is to be modernized. SEO Economic Research analysed some scenarios for changes in the current restrictive market order in 2012.more

19.03.2015Wind Turbines and Prosperity

What are the social costs and benefits of investing in North Sea wind power? Do wind turbines really cause damage amounting to 5 billion euros? This study looks at the facts.more

19.08.2014Energy policy after 2020

Economic arguments to pursue energy policy for non-climate related reasons.more

18.06.2014Social cost-benefit analysis fire safety in homes

This study focuses on policy measures that can improve fire safety in homes in the Netherlands. What are the costs and benefits of these policy measures?more

13.08.2013Regulation of fixed and mobile termination charges

The tariff for call termination – a service that connects calling parties of different networks – is regulated. This report compares two methods to determine for which costs price cap regulation needs to account for.more

05.06.2013Expensive sugar

This research explains the increase of the European sugar price in terms of the regulation, the price structure and market structure. more

22.01.2013Construction and Jobs

The aim of this study is to analyse the effects on employment of energy-saving policy for residential buildings.more

17.07.2012Market Monitor of Private-Sector Vocational Training Providers

How many private-sector providers of vocational training courses were active in the market in 2010? What are their characteristics? And who are the people who use their services?more

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