About Me

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 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.

Upcoming conferences/presentations

May 23: Initiative for Diversity, Empowerment and Awareness (IDEA), University of Groningen 

June 7: Bucharest University of Economic Studies (keynote speech)

June 20-22: European Society for Population Economics (ESPE) Annual Conference, Bath, UK

June 24: University of Groningen Centre of Entrepreneurship

July 23: IOS, Regensburg (part of a research visit)

August 22: University of Groningen, Exploring Entrepreneurship Summer School

September 4-7: International Society for Quality of Life Studies (ISQOLS) Annual Conference, GLO/EHERO Special Sessions on Well-being (organized jointly with Martijn Burger from EHERO, Erasmus University Rotterdam)

November: Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic