CBS report based on Amsterdam School of Economics doctoral research
A report on the growth of online purchasing published by Statistics Netherlands (CBS) on 23 May is based on research conducted by Quinten Meertens, a doctoral candidate at the Amsterdam School of Economics (ASE) and Leiden University (UL).
In 2016 Dutch consumers purchased products totaling 1 billion euro at web shops in other EU countries. This is a 25% increase compared to 2015. At these web shops, clothing and shoes were the items most frequently purchased.
The full article, including the method developed and follow-up plans for additional research, can be viewed at the Statistics Netherlands website.
Quinten Meertens’ doctoral research
The title of Meertens’ doctoral research is Enriching official economic statistics using data-driven modelling techniques. The thesis supervisors are Cees Diks (ASE, UvA) and Jaap van den Herik (Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science (LIACS), UL). The co-supervisor is Frank Takes (Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, UvA and LIACS, UL).