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Mid-Tern Review of 2SCALE

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands commissioned SEO to carry out a Mid-Term Review of 2SCALE, an incubator and accelerator programme in agricultural food sectors in Africa.

Global economics

2022-118

Report

The automatic transfer of inactive small pensions

The automatic transfer of inactive small pensions (less than approx. 500 euros per year) to the current active pension provider failed in 50 percent of the cases. This happened mostly because the individual was not employed in the Netherlands. Transferring entitlement to the largest ‘inactive entitlement' is the best policy option for 60 percent of people with non-transferable small pensions.

Social security and pensions

2022-42

Report

Evaluation of the Sustainable West Africa Palm Oil Programme (SWAPP)

The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Accra commissioned SEO Amsterdam Economics to conduct the final evaluation of the Sustainable West Africa Palm Oil Programme (SWAPP).

Global economics

2022-46

Report

Evaluation of the HortiFresh West Africa Programme

The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Accra commissioned SEO Amsterdam Economics to conduct the final evaluation of the HortiFresh West Africa programme.

Global economics

2022-47

Report

Evaluation of the Cocoa Rehabilitation and Intensification Programme (CORIP)

The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Accra commissioned SEO Amsterdam Economics to conduct the final evaluation of the Cocoa Rehabilitation and Intensification Programme’s second phase (CORIP II).

Global economics

2022-45

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Up in the air

In this research report, SEO Amsterdam Economics forecasts the changes in prices, demand, carbon emission and leakage for flights leaving the EEA due to the EU ETS scope expansion. There is an additional increase in ticket prices and a further shift of passengers to competing non-EEA hub airports in close proximity predicted. The proposed EU ETS update lowers aviation CO2 emissions but intensifies competitive distortion and carbon leakage.

Aviation

2022-95

Report

The price of fit for 55

The EU Commissions’ Fit for 55 legislative package includes a number of proposed measures that aim to make the aviation sector more sustainable and reduce aviation emissions. By modelling these measures within the NetCost model, we can evaluate the accompanying cost increase.

Aviation Sustainability

2022-92

Discussion paper

The causal effect of paternity leave on the gender earnings gap: evidence from the Netherlands

This paper analyses the causal impact of paternity leave on the household income shares of mothers. We conclude that that paternity leave does not improve the mother’s income share and, in that sense, does not reduces the gender earnings gap.

Labour market

97

Report

Pay, preference, and pressure: Experimental test of CEO pay models

Compensation packages, shareholder focus, and CEO preferences contribute to long-term financial and non-financial value creation. This laboratory experiment documents the effect of CEO compensation models on firm outcomes in the context of shareholder views and CEO characteristics. Investment in R&D and clean production is highest when these three value drivers all focus on the long term or on clean production.

Corporate Governance Financial markets

2022-67

Report

More credit counseling due to COVID-19?

During the COVID-19 pandemic, 18 percent of the Dutch low-income workers experienced an annual income drop of at least € 5,000. As a result, the expected increase in the number of people with problematic falls between 3 and 20 percent. The expected rise in the number of requests for credit counseling equals 3,000 at a minimum and 18,000 at a maximum. This estimation does not include persons whose financial situation worsened because credit counsellors could not reach them during the various lockdowns that were in place.

Social security and pensions

2022-36