• Warandelaan 2, Koopmans Building, room K 728

    5037 AB Tilburg


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Personal profile

Research interests

I develop advanced econometric models that guide managerial decision-making and inform public policy in the area of digital media consumption (e.g., on streaming services, on digital TV). I have gained substantial experience working with large data sets and cloud computing. Apart from my interest in new media, I work on projects in the area of retailing.

Curious to learn more about my research? Watch this 2-minute YouTube video (in English, in Dutch).

Interested to learn more about how I manage data- and computation-intensive research projects? See my lab documentation here. I'm active on Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube

My most recent CV is available here. I also have a personal website at https://www.hannesdatta.com, featuring a range of additional material, videos, etc. Considering writing your Master thesis under my supervision? Then have a look at my thesis companion at https://thesis.hannesdatta.com


05/2018 - today

Associate Professor
Department of Marketing, Tilburg University, The Netherlands


09/2013 - 4/2018

Assistant Professor
Department of Marketing, Tilburg University, The Netherlands



(1) Research in Social Media (Data science skills for digital and social media research) [2014-...]

  • database management using SQL and MongoDB
  • web scraping and APIs
  • obtaining causality from observational data
  • entertainment industry data sets

(2) Digital and Social Media Strategies [2016-2017]

  • Bachelor course, introduction to digital marketing
(3) Others
  • Faculty-wide recognition for Teaching Excellence 2017, 2018, Tilburg School of Economics and Management (TiSEM); Winner of TiSEM's Best Teacher Award for Master course)
  • Winner of the Teacher of the Year Award of Tilburg University (2016)
  • University Teacher Qualification (since 2015)


Current courses

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External positions

Member of the Advisory Board (Gradient Metrics)

28 Jan 2019 → …


  • Econometrics
  • Digital media
  • Marketing
  • Data science
  • Marketing Models
  • Companies And Internet
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Statistical Methods
  • Social media
  • Streaming
  • Music streaming
  • Music

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Research Output

  • 4 Article
  • 2 Working paper
  • 1 Data set/Database
  • 1 Other contribution

Streaming Services and the Homogenization of Music Consumption

Knox, G. & Datta, H., 23 Feb 2020, (Unpublished) Tilburg.

Research output: Working paperOther research output

  • 168 Downloads (Pure)

    Changing their tune: How consumers' adoption of online streaming affects music consumption and discovery

    Datta, H., Knox, G. & Bronnenberg, B., Jan 2018, In : Marketing Science. 37, 1, p. 5-21

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

    Open Access
  • 20 Citations (Scopus)

    Universality or Differences in Marketing Elasticities in Emerging versus Developed Markets? The Moderating Role of Brand Equity

    Datta, H., van Heerde, H. J., Dekimpe, M. & Steenkamp, J. E. B. M., 13 Sep 2019.

    Research output: Working paperOther research output

  • 233 Downloads (Pure)

    How well does consumer-based brand equity align with sales-based brand equity and marketing mix response?

    Datta, H., Ailawadi, K. L. & van Heerde, H. J., May 2017, In : Journal of Marketing. 81, 3, p. 1-20

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

    Open Access
  • 62 Citations (Scopus)
    1321 Downloads (Pure)


    • 1 Membership of board
    • 1 Visiting an external academic institution

    Gradient Metric (External organisation)

    Hannes Datta (Member)

    1 Feb 2019 → …

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of boardProfessional

    Duke University

    Hannes Datta (Visiting researcher)

    10 Sep 20189 Nov 2018

    Activity: Visiting an external institution typesVisiting an external academic institutionScientific

    Press / Media

    User-centric payment systems for music streaming services

    Hannes Datta


    1 item of Media coverage, 1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    This is how streaming services like Spotify change your music taste

    Hannes Datta


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    EU Conference “Challenging (the) Content”

    Hannes Datta


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Managing brand equity

    Hannes Datta


    2 Media contributions

    Press/Media: Other

    Prizes / Recognition

    MSI Young Scholar - Class of 2019

    Datta, Hannes (Recipient), Oct 2018

    Prize: Fellowship