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October 3, 2017

The effect of geographical distance on online transactions: Evidence from the Netherlands

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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.

July 7, 2016

Do national borders slow down knowledge diffusion within new technological fields? The case of big data in Europe

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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.