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 Population EconomicsJournal of Happiness Studies, and the International Review of Economics.

RePEc ranks me no. 631 on its world list of 14,694 female economists and top 8% among all male and female economists.

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. In addition to my academic career, I have demonstrated research experience in leading think tanks and international institutions, such as the Urban Institute, the Brookings Institution, and the World Bank.

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.

Curious about my research? Watch here my Research Minute video.