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Bas Straathof his research activities include IPR reform (including patents), innovation, executive compensation, international economics, and economic geography. He is also affiliated with the University of Groningen and the Institute for Fiscal Studies.
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
Society is digitising. The five most valuable companies in the world are ICT companies. The Dutch population makes extensive use of the Internet, and the government is also focusing increasingly on the use of digital means. This digitisation also involves an increase in the economic importance of cyber security.
CPB Communication | 3 July 2017
42 pages | pdf document, 2.3 MB
CPB Communication | 6 June 2017
pdf document, 636.8 KB
CPB Policy Brief 2017/04 | 7 April 2017
pdf document, 3.3 MB
ISBN 978-90-5833-765-8 | Go to publication
CPB Policy Brief 2017/01 | 16 January 2017
22 pages | pdf document, 3.4 MB
ISBN 978-90-5833-755-9 | Go to publication