Centraal planbureau


Centraal planbureau
CPB; CENTRALPLANNING BUREAU
   Founded in 1945 as a division of the Dutch department of economic affairs, the CPB’s main task became the study of the Dutch economy. The bureau has prepared independent annual forecasts for the next year and the coming five years. The CPB’s prognoses have been important information for the government, the Parliament, the Dutch political parties, and employers and trade unions as well. Jan Tinbergen (from 1945 to 1955) and Gerrit Zalm (from 1989 to 1994) were two of the CPB’s directors, Zalm before he became minister of finance in the first Wim Kok cabinet and leader of the Volkspartij voorVrijheid en Democratie (VVD).

Historical Dictionary of the Netherlands. . 2012.

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