Quid Novi Foundation is an institute for Economic Policy Analysis, based in The Hague (The Netherlands). Quid Novi researchers perform economic and quantitative analyses and translate their results into policy advice to contribute to the public debate in a sound and meaningful way. Quid Novi brings new facts and figures that may act as a catalyst to economic reform in The Netherlands and across the European Union.


Quid Novi's mission is to improve the understanding of the role of markets in solving economic and social problems by performing high standard economic research translated into policy recommendations on the themes of Health Insurance and Markets, Energy and Environment, Financial Markets and Taxation, and more generally European versus Domestic affairs.


Quid Novi's vision is to be the leading think tank in producing the most original academic research papers that add valuable new arguments to existing debates, both in academia and in the policy world. As it is this kind of "Translational Science" that will bring brilliance and common sense together.


Latest publications

2014 Quid Novi Vlaktaks
2014 EU shale and the Netherlands
2014 "Trading on the Revolution: How the EU can benefit from the American shale gas revolution" 
2014 New Direction Foundation publishes The Tax Burden of Typical Workers, in the EU 28; 2014 Edition



Oil Fundamentals
As the Chinese curse goes: “May you live in interesting times”. The collapse in oil prices over the past two weeks certainly makes for an interesting moment. While the plunge has since abated, and the price of oil has stabilized, the US’ resumption of its role as an oil-producing powerhouse has fundamentally changed the global oil market. More...
It’s Energy Costs, Stupid
Last week, Jeroen Dijsselbloem, the Dutch Finance Minister and chairman of the Eurogroup called for improvements in Europe’s investment climate. He specifically requested an investigation into the difference between lagging investment in European economies and increased investment in the United States. Any assessment of the investment climate will need to discuss the effects of Europe’s significantly higher industrial energy costs. More...
Money Talks, and it speaks for Brussels
An article in the New York Times this morning exposed several prominent US think tanks for receiving tens of millions of dollars from foreign governments to influence US policy. The US government relying on research promoting foreign interests is alarming, but in the donor-driven world of non-profit research, it’s hardly surprising. The strategic use of money to influence national policy agendas is not unique to the US; over the past several decades, bureaucrats in Brussels have actively funded think tanks across Europe to promote a pro-EU agenda. More...