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October 3, 2017

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

Publication

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.

February 25, 2016

Kansrijk innovatiebeleid

Publication (in Dutch only)

Kansrijk innovatiebeleid belicht de effecten van beleidsmaatregelen op het gebied van fiscale stimulering van r&d, financiering van innovatieve bedrijven, instituten voor toegepast onderzoek, topsectoren en aanbestedingen.

July 7, 2014

Targeted advertising, platform competition and privacy

Publication

Targeted advertising can benefit consumers through lower prices for access to websites. Yet, if consumers dislike that websites collect their personal information, their welfare may go down.

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July 30, 2013

Economic aspects of Internet security

Publication

The security of the Internet depends on the behaviour of both infrastructure providers and end users.

November 16, 2012

Market size, institutions, and the value of rights provided by patents

Publication

This CPB Discussion Paper presents micro-evidence indicating that the value of patent rights for a given technology show substantial variation across countries.

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