I am an Assistant Professor and a Rosalind Franklin Fellow at the University of Groningen, Faculty of Economics and Business, Global Economics & Management, where I also coordinate the MSc Double Degree with Corvinus University and am a member of the Young Academy Groningen. In addition, I serve as an Associate Editor (Economics) for the Journal of Population Economics, Journal of Happiness Studies, and the International Review of Economics.
Prior to joining the RUG, I was a research Associate at the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) in Bonn, Germany, where I am now a Research Fellow. I am also a Nonresident Fellow at the Brookings Institution and a Fellow at GLO.
My research focuses on the well-being causes and consequences of development, labor market arrangements, migration, and institutions. I am interested in rigorous social science research which helps inform public debates and generates social value-added.