Policy workers tinkering with uncertainty: Dutch econometric policy advice in action

Annick de Vries, Willem Halffman, Robert Hoppe

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Abstract

Every year, on the third Tuesday of September, the Dutch cabinet presents its plans to Parliament for the coming year. There is much pomp and circumstance, which is unusual for a political culture that is otherwise proud of its modesty and restraint. The Queen is transported to the Parliament buildings in a golden carriage, cheered on by the masses and accompanied by an extensive corps of mounted guards. The horses are brought in from all over the country for the event, because the state no longer owns enough horses. The Queen’s state of the nation speech then kicks off weeks...
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWorking for Policy
EditorsHal K. Colebatch, Robert Hoppe, Mirko Noordegraaf
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
PublisherAmsterdam University Press
Pages91-110
ISBN (Electronic)978-90-4851-308-6
ISBN (Print)978-90-8964-253-0
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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