Gerben de Jong - Big Data Science

Gerben de Jong

Gerben de Jong holds a doctorate in (business) economics and is up-to-date with the latest scientific insights in economic and business research. At SEO he uses this knowledge to analyse complex economic problems in order to help governments, international organizations and businesses making informed decisions.

Gerben has extensive experience in conducting quantitative research into the behaviour of consumers and firms in a variety of markets. For instance, he analysed the functioning of the retail property market for the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy. He estimated the impact of publication of (labour) inspection data on the choice behaviour of consumers and SME companies for the Dutch Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment. And he researched the innovative capabilities of Dutch companies for the Dutch Innovation Monitor.

In his research, Gerben likes to work with large datasets and advanced econometric methods. In addition, he has experience with various methods for collecting data, including setting up experiments and collecting (big) data by means of webscraping.

In addition to his work at SEO, Gerben is affiliated with the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. He obtained his PhD in 2019 with a dissertation on the competitive position of national carriers in the deregulated international airline industry. Several of the chapters in this dissertation have been published in renowned scientific journals.


If you would like to know what Gerben could do for your organisation, please feel free to contact him directly at:
+31 (0)20 525 1642

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