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Rehearsing the future

The future of urban development, infrastructure and mobility is cloaked in great uncertainty. The Netherlands is on the eve of a number of far-reaching developments, that are difficult to oversee. There is the energy transition, rapid developments in information technology, a...

Learning through collaboration

Based on an earlier evaluation of the city deals in the Netherlands, Marloes Dignum, David Hamers and David Evers have now written a chapter for an international edited volume that addresses strategies for urban network learning.

What can we learn from EU-ETS?

This paper in the Spring 2020 ifo DICE Report on carbon pricing discusses lessons that other regions could learn from European Union’s effort to implement carbon pricing through EU Emission Trading System (EU ETS).

Outline of the circular economy

In many countries, governments are looking for ways to change their economy into one that is circular, or to improve the level of resource efficiency (e.g. see the EU programme ‘Closing the loop’ or the World Circular Economy Forum). To do so effectively, having an overview...

Short-term effects of the Brexit

This study examines where the Brexit’s initial effects would be the greatest for the competitiveness of sectors in the Netherlands. We look at the effects per sector and region. We describe the cost-increasing effect of trade barriers (tariff and non-tariff barriers) that...

Urban regions as engines of economic growth

According to the recent PBL study 'Urban regions as engines of economic growth', in most countries, new regional economic policies are needed. Policies in which national and regional agendas are coordinated reinforce each other. Since urban regions function as engines of...