The effect of geographical distance on online transactions: Evidence from the Netherlands
The rise of online trade alters the role of distance between (potential) buyers and sellers. We use data from eBay subsidiary Marktplaats.nl, one of the largest online trading platforms in the Netherlands, to estimate how distance affects the probability of a transaction between small geographical regions.
CPB Discussion Paper 362 | 3 October 2017
28 pages | pdf document, 2.1 MB
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Are good researchers also good teachers? The relationship between research quality and teaching quality
This study aims to analyse the relationship between research quality and teaching quality.
CPB Discussion Paper 347 | 30 March 2017
42 pages | pdf document, 416.6 KB
ISBN 978-90-5833-769-6 | Go to publication
Love conquers all but nicotine; spousal peer effects on the decision to quit smoking
If two partners smoke, their quit behavior may be related through correlation in unobserved individual characteristics and common external shocks.
CPB Discussion Paper 333 | 10 August 2016
40 pages | pdf document, 1.6 MB
ISBN 978-90-5833-740-5 | Go to publication
Dependence on External Finance and SME Survival
This CPB Background Document addresses whether, in the aftermath of the financial crisis, default probabilities of firms that depend more on external finance were affected more negatively than default probabilities of less dependent firms.
CPB Background Document | 26 July 2016
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Do national borders slow down knowledge diffusion within new technological fields? The case of big data in Europe
Big data technologies enhance the storage, processing, and analysis of large data sets and can be applied economy-wide. Despite this potential, only one percent of big data patents come from Europe.
CPB Discussion Paper 330 | 7 July 2016
28 pages | pdf document, 1.9 MB
ISBN 978-90-5833-737-5 | Go to publication