Welcome to my website

I am on the 2016-2017 job market and available for interviews at the 2017 ASSA Annual Meeting in Chicago.

This is my job market paper.                         You can find my CV here.

My primary research interests are in the field of applied microeconomics. I am interested in labor economics, economics of  education and behavioral economics. My current research focuses on how the university environment affects student performance and specialization choices in higher education and the labor market. I am also interested in the development of cognitive skills in children.

web2I am currently working as a post-doctoral researcher at the briq Institute on Behavior & Inequality in Bonn. I am also IZA Deputy Program Director for Behavioral and Personal Economics and affiliated with the Department of Economics, Maastricht University. I have studied Economics at the University of Bonn and received my PhD in economics from Maastricht University in 2014.



Recent press coverage:

The Guardian recently covered one of my articles on Dutch drug policy here.

NPR summarized our “High achievers” article like this: