Bio

Marcel Das has been the director of CentERdata since September 2000. He graduated (cum laude) in Econometrics / Statistics at Tilburg University and later received his PhD from the same university.

He worked as a researcher following his PhD and later as a senior research at CentER Applied Research – an institute for applied economic research affiliated with Tilburg University.

Marcel has led a large number of national and international research projects and published scientific articles in international journals in the field of statistical and empirical analyses of survey data and methodological issues in web-based surveys. He has been professor of Econometrics and Data Collection at the Department of Econometrics and Operations Research at the Tilburg School of Economics and Management since 2009. Currently he is member of four (inter)national scientific advisory boards of large-scale data infrastructures.

Expertise

Econometrics, Statistics, Survey Methodology, (Innovative) Methodology for Online Surveys, (Online) Panel Surveys, Survey Software, Linking Survey Data with Administrative Data, Project Management

Recent publications

  1. Differences in mental health problems, coping self-efficacy and socia…

    van der Velden, P. G., Contino, C., Das, M., Leenen, J., & Wittmann, L. (2022). Differences in mental health problems, coping self-efficacy and social support between adults victimised before and adults victimised after the COVID-19 outbreak: population-based prospective study. The British Journal of Psychiatry, 1-7. [0007125021002269].
  2. Mental health problems among Dutch adolescents of the general populat…

    van der Velden, P. G., van Bakel, H., & Das, M. (2022). Mental health problems among Dutch adolescents of the general population before and 9 months after the COVID-19 outbreak: A longitudinal cohort study. Psychiatry Research, 311, [114528].
  3. Anxiety and depression symptoms, the recovery from symptoms, and lone…

    van der Velden, P. G., Hyland, P., Contino, C., Gaudecker, H-M. V., Muffels, R., & Das, J. W. M. (2021). Anxiety and depression symptoms, the recovery from symptoms, and loneliness before and after the COVID-19 outbreak among the general population: Findings from a Dutch population-based longitudinal study. PLOS ONE, 16(1), [e0245057].
  4. Chronic mental health problems and use of mental health services amon…

    van der Velden, P. G., van Bakel, H., de Cock, E., Contino, C., & Das, J. W. M. (Accepted/In press). Chronic mental health problems and use of mental health services among adults with and without adverse childhood experiences: a 6-year longitudinal population-based study. Journal of Mental Health.
  5. The use of professional help and predictors of unmet needs for dealin…

    van der Velden, P. G., Contino, C., van de Ven, P., & Das, M. (2021). The use of professional help and predictors of unmet needs for dealing with mental health to legal problems among victims of violence, accidents, theft and threat, and nonvictims in the general population. PLOS ONE, 16(11), [e0259346].

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