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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

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Spurring entrepreneurship in Sint Maarten

In December 2020, Sint Maarten and the Netherlands agreed on the Sint Maarten Country Package. Research of SEO Amsterdam Economics (SEO), in collaboration with Amsterdam Bureau for Economics (EBA) and Tackling Law have resulted in five priority policy packages. These packages contain corresponding policy measures that address these bottlenecks and issues that Sint Maarten can take in the short, medium and long term to integrally and substantially improve the ease of doing business.

Financial markets Global economics

2022-44

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The impact of drones on society

SEO Amsterdam Economics, Decisio and To70 conducted an exploratory study on the potential social and economic value of the Dutch drone market.

Aviation

2022-10A

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Determinants of hospital choice

Proximity is the most important determinant of hospital choice for patients. Quality matters too, but patients travel at most a few minutes extra for a better hospital. Health insures cannot expect a large impact from value based contracting on the number of patients.

Healthcare

2021-113

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Aviation Fit for 55

The costs of Fit for 55 policies make European air travel more expensive. As a result, we find reduced demand within the EEA and a shift to competing non-EEA airports. Associated carbon leakage reduces the overall CO2 emission savings.

Aviation

2022-16

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Foreign seasonal workers and risk adjustment for health insurers

The compensation that health insurers receive for foreign seasonal workers is too high, whereas the compensation for others who live abroad is too low. The difference is about five hundred euros per year. Risk adjustment between insurers may improve substantially by taking foreign seasonal worker status into account. In 2022, the risk adjustment model will be adjusted in this respect.

Healthcare

2021-109, 2022-01

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Making health businesses healthier

PharmAccess' holistic approach to the Healthy Business Development Programme has helped reduce clinical, business and financial gaps among SMEs in the Kenyan private health sector.

Global economics Economics of development

2021-36

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Evaluation gift tax exemption for mortgage down-payments or prepayments

Gifts under the gift tax exemption for owner-occupied housing in 2017 and 2018 reduced total Dutch mortgage debt by at most 0.3 percent. Underwater mortgages hardly played a role in these years. Furthermore, the gift tax exemption reaches households with a relatively favourable financial position.

Financial markets

2021-33

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Evaluation of FMO’s Capacity Development Fund ‘B-CD’

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) of the Netherlands commissioned SEO Amsterdam Economics to carry out the evaluation of the B-CD Capacity Development Fund, which was managed by the Dutch Development Bank (FMO) during 2015-2020.

Global economics Economics of development

2020-74

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Evaluation of PUM Netherlands Senior Experts Programme, 2017 – 2020

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) of the Netherlands commissioned SEO Amsterdam Economics to carry out an evaluation of PUM Netherlands Senior Experts, a volunteer organisation founded in 1978.

Global economics Economics of development

2021-22