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.


Latest publications

2015 TTIP and Lessons Learned from Free Trade
2015 Taxing Gas: Dutch Natural Gas Taxation in a European Perspective
2014 Financing the Health Care System, a Universal Challenge
2014 Introducing a Flat Tax in The Netherlands: Effects on Welfare Distribution



Mars and Venus
Not long after the New Year’s Eve fireworks went silent, the Pentagon announced that it would be closing fifteen military bases in Europe. The move should serve to remind EU policymakers that they have benefitted from a substantial American security umbrella, and they should prepare to pick up the military slack. More...
A Glittering Prize
T&E, an influential environmental NGO in the EU recently published its annual report on CO2 emissions from newly purchased vehicles in Europe, and the Netherlands has grabbed the number 1 spot. However, this achievement benefits high-income individuals over lower incomes, and causes a great deal of lost tax revenue. More...
The Bear and the Dragon
This month saw Russia and China reach an important natural gas export agreement, the second of its kind in 2014. The deals mean Russia will export some 68 billion cubic meters of Russian natural gas to China every year. It has ominous consequences for Europe’s natural gas future, as Russia will grow increasingly less dependent on exports of the resource to Europe. More...

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