The economic contribution of the shipping register of the Netherlands is €1.89 billion. This corresponds to 11,400 jobs. The economic contribution of the shipping register of Curaçao is Afl. 7.6 million. The Curaçao register is related to 65 jobs. This was calculated by Amsterdam Bureau for Economics on behalf of the KVNR.
Commissioned by Minister Geoffrey Wever of Economic Affairs, Communication and Sustainable Development and the Department of Economic Affairs, Commerce and Industry, Amsterdam Bureau for Economics is developing a model that maps the expected effects of policy measures on the purchasing power of households in Aruba.
Over the past five years, we have worked with dedication to providing high-quality economic and financial advice, insightful analyses and actionable solutions for our clients. We have not only committed ourselves within the European Netherlands, but also in Brussels and in the Caribbean part of the Dutch Kingdom.
Digital infrastructure in the Caribbean Netherlands is improving, but the situation remains challenging
Commissioned by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy, Amsterdam Bureau for Economics has mapped the digital infrastructure in the Caribbean Netherlands. Since the 2010 constitutional reforms, the digital infrastructure has improved, but challenges remain.
On September 15, the Aruba Fair Trade Authority opened its doors. This special moment followed years of preparations to which Amsterdam Bureau for Economics contributed.
Amsterdam Bureau for Economics (EBA) has recommended that the minimum rate for translators be reassessed and indexed annually. In the long term, it may be considered to abandon the minimum rate.
The labor market and social security system of Sint Maarten can be strengthened by a balanced package of reforms aimed at expanding employee insurance, increasing the financial sustainability of the basic pension, increasing procedural efficiency in attracting foreign workers and in case of dismissal, and combating poverty.
Amsterdam Bureau for Economics (EBA) developed a new system for financing childcare in the Caribbean Netherlands. The system that EBA has developed takes into account differences in costs between the three islands and between different types of childcare. The system is designed in such a way that it is easy to implement.
In support of the Social Minimum Committee for the Caribbean Netherlands, Amsterdam Bureau for Economics and SEO Amsterdam Economics conducted research into the economic effects of increasing the social minimum. With the increase in the statutory minimum wage in 2024 proposed by the committee and the related increase in social assistance, the social minimum for singles can be achieved in the short term. Additional measures are needed for families with children.
The Dutch working week is short, but the Dutch work about as much per capita as the average in the EU. Martijn Mak (Amsterdam Bureau for Economics) shows this in a contribution to the ESB. However, the hours are much more unequally distributed between men and women than in the rest of the EU, which puts women in a vulnerable position.