Econometric analysis

You are here

A relevant question for policy makers is often an analysis of causal relation between behaviour, or actions and outcomes, or impact. Econometric analysis is often used to assess the causal relation between policy interventions and impact, as qualitative methods are in some cases not sufficient to establish the isolated effect of policy (the nett effect). We also perform econometric analysis in order to find out what the appropriate policy should be. For policy to be effective, policy should ideally target the right causes of a specific issue.

We are well known for our econometric capabilities that go beyond analysis of data. We use our practical and theoretical insights to incorporate the relevant factors and to translate the results into practical knowledge and consequences for policy.

Our econometric skills are one of the main reasons partners and clients request our services. As part of the university and through a remote access connection with the national statistics office (CBS), we have access to relevant data. We have experience with various kinds of econometric techniques:

  • Panel data methods
  • Multilevel
  • Binary and multinomial response
  • Treatment and duration models
  • stochastic frontier analysis


Paul de Hek
Senior researcher

Dr. Paul de Hek is specialised in quantitative methods and techniques, with expertise in labour economics, macroeconomics and microeconmics


See some of our publications


About SEOR

SEOR is an independent social economic research organisation linked to the Erasmus School of Economics and provides research and advisory services to both public and private sector clients worldwide.


  • Adress: Marconistraat 16,
       3029 AK Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Phone: +31 (0)10 4082220
  • Email: