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J.W.M. Das


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Research interests

Since 2000, Marcel Das is director of CentERdata. He has run many national and international research projects. Before joining CentERdata, he worked as a senior researcher with CentER Applied Research, an institute for applied economic research affiliated with Tilburg University. He has published scientific articles in international journals in the field of statistical and empirical analyses of survey data and methodological issues in web-based (panel) surveys. Since February 2009, Marcel is also Professor of Econometrics and Data Collection at the Department of Econometrics and Operations Research of the Tilburg School of Economics and Management.

Research areas:
microeconometrics, statistics, household behaviour, methods and techniques of online questionnaires, survey methodology


  • 1993: Research assistant, Unilever Research Laboratory, Section Statistics, Vlaardingen
  • 1993 - 1997: Ph.D. student, Tilburg University (Oct. 1993 - Oct. 1996, full-time, Nov. 1996 - Aug. 1997, half-time)
  • 1997: Assistant Professor, Tilburg University
  • 1996 - 1998: Researcher, CentER Applied Research, Econometrics Division, (Nov. 1996 - Oct. 1997, half-time, Nov. 1997 - Jan. 1998, full time).
  • 1998 - 2000: Senior Researcher, CentER Applied Research
  • 2000 - present: Director CentERdata
  • 2009 - present: Professor Econometrics and Data Collection, Department of Econometrics & Operations Research


Teaching experience: 

  • Statistics for Business and Economics
  • Introduction to Probability Theory
  • Linear Regression with SAS
  • Orientation Econometrics
  • Quantitative Methods


  • Econometrics
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Micro-Econometrics
  • Questionnaires
  • Statistical Methods
  • Methods Of Data Collection
  • Questionnaire Design
  • Statistics
  • Empirical Research
  • Methodology And Statistics

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Internet Social Sciences
social science Social Sciences
conditioning Social Sciences
Record Linkage Mathematics
questionnaire Social Sciences
future perspective Social Sciences
behavioral research Social Sciences
Income Business & Economics

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Research Output 1995 2019

Does social networking sites use predict mental health and sleep problems when prior problems and loneliness are taken into account? A population-based prospective study

van der Velden, P. G., Setti, I., van der Meulen, E. & Das, J. W. M., Apr 2019, In : Computers in Human Behavior. 93, p. 200-209

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Mental Health
Social sciences

Experimental and longitudinal data for scientific and policy research: Open access to data collected in the longitudinal internet studies for the social sciences

Das, J. W. M. & Knoef, M., 2019, Data-Driven Policy Impact Evaluation . Crato, N. & Paruolo, P. (eds.). Cham: Springer, p. 131-146

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Open Access
research policy
open access
social science

From Health to Financial Problems: Multiproblems Among Victims of Partner and Non-Partner Physical Violence, and Matched Nonvictims

van der Velden, P. G., Das, J. W. M., Contino, C. & van der Knaap, L., 2019, In : Journal of Interpersonal Violence. p. 1-19 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Strategie bij het bordspel Mens-erger-je-niet

Translated title of the contribution: Strategies for the board game ‘Man, don’t get upset’, the Dutch variant of Ludovan der Genugten, B. & Das, J. W. M., 2019, In : STAtOR. 20, 2, p. 4-9

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleProfessional

The longitudinal effect of social recognition on PTSD symptomatology and vice versa: Evidence from a population-based study

van der Velden, P. G., Oudejans, M., Das, J. W. M., Bosmans, M. W. G. & Maercker, A., 2019, In : Psychiatry Research. 279, p. 287-294

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Activities 1997 1997

  • 3 Invited talk

The Seventh International Conference on Panel Data

J.W.M. Das (Speaker)
20 Jun 1997

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkScientific

Comparing Predicitions and Outcomes: Theory and Application to Income Changes

J.W.M. Das (Speaker)
29 Apr 1997

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkScientific

ESEM conference/workshop

J.W.M. Das (Speaker)
26 Aug 1997

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkScientific

Press / Media

Studenten van nu hebben het niet zwaarder dan studenten vroeger

Peter van der Velden, M. Das & Ruud Muffels


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

DE GAMMACANON (48) - Sociologie, Survey

J.W.M. Das & Jacques Hagenaars


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Prizes / Recognition

Hennipman Prize 2003

Arthur van Soest (Recipient) & J.W.M. Das (Recipient), 2003