Challenging Neighbours: Rethinking German und Dutch Economic by CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis

By CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis

Challenging Neighbours presents huge insurance of the German and Dutch economies, from an institutional standpoint. Pensions, pageant coverage, labour kinfolk, company governance, and future health care are one of the themes for which the institutional environment and function of Germany and the Netherlands are in comparison. The problems and successes the international locations have in dealing with pressures from getting older inhabitants, advancements in know-how, and international festival are traced again to their institutional roots, and result in mutual classes for institutional reform for German and Dutch coverage makers.

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Such a policy of social investment and investment in human capital reduces the costs of passive income support only in the future. Hence, in the short run, governments have to pay twice: once for active support ofthe young and once for passive support of the old, who did not benefit from preventive measures early in life. 2 Structure of the Study and Summary of Policy Options 23 More Entrepreneurial Benefit Administration. A shift towards more active labour-market policies involving conditional and in-kind benefits (see below) calls for tailor-made solutions implemented by a decentralized benefit administration that exploits its information advantage about individual circumstances.

Therefore, a successful reorganisation of the Dutch research council is essential to achieve flexibility. Basic Research Institutes. The German Max Planck Gesellschaft provides an example, both for the Dutch basic research institutes and for the large research centres in the two countries. It not only perforrns high-quality basic research but also explores new scientific areas and as such is agenda setting for German higher education R&D. Hence, it combines quality and flexibility. 2 Structure of the Study and Summary of Policy Options 33 Gesellschaft exceeds that of the German large research centres.

The organisation of the German system of peer review finance provides an example for the Netherlands. Both countries aim at increasing flexibility and quality by strengthening peer review finance in higher education. Cooperation, technology transfer and relevance increasingly become criteria to assess project proposals. For peer review finance to achieve the objective of flexible adjustment of scientific research to new developments, a flexible financing organisation is essential. Therefore, a successful reorganisation of the Dutch research council is essential to achieve flexibility.

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