Marcel Das
  • Prof. de Moorplein 521, Intermezzo, room I 406

    5037 DR Tilburg


Accepting PhD Students

1995 …2024

Research activity per year

Personal profile

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

External positions

Member of the Advisory Board (FOSSR (Fostering Open Science in Social Science Research))

1 Jan 2023 → …

Member of the Expert panel of Landelijk Centrum Studiekeuze (Landelijk Centrum Studiekeuze (voorheen Studiekeuze123))

1 Jan 2020 → …

Member of the Sounding Board of the ZonMw COVID-19 FAIR Data Portal Project (ZonMW)

1 Jan 2020 → …

Member of the Advisory Board of PROFILES (Patient Reported Outcomes Following Initial treatment and Long term Evaluation of Survivorship) (PROFILES (IKNL))

1 Jan 2018 → …

Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of DANS (Data Archiving and Networked Services) (DANS (Data Archiving and Networked Services))

1 Jan 2018 → …

Member of the Coordinating Group of the GESIS Panel (GESIS)

1 Jan 2017 → …

Member of the Management Board of ODISSEI (Open Data Infrastructure for Social Science and Economic Innovations) (ODISSEI (Open Data Infrastructure for Social Science and Economic Innovations))

1 Jan 2017 → …

Member of Advisory Council on Methodology and Quality (CBS)

1 Jan 2016 → …

Member of the International Advisory Board of The Norwegian Citizen Panel (University of Bergen)

1 Jan 2014 → …

Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of DIME-SHS (Data, Infrastructure, Methods of investigation in Social sciences and Humanities) (Sciences Po)

1 Jan 2014 → …

Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Dutch Mobility Panel (Ministerie van Infrastructuur en Milieu)

1 Jan 201331 Dec 2016

Member of the Scientific Quality Assurance Board of the GESIS Panel (GESIS)

1 Jan 201331 Dec 2021

Board member of the Publisher “E-Data&Research” (E-Data&Research)

1 Jan 2010 → …

Member of the Methodological Advisory Committee of 'Understanding Society' (Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER), University of Essex)

1 Jan 201031 Dec 2016

Director (Centerdata)

1 Sept 2000 → …


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


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