I am an Assistant Professor and Rosalind Franklin Fellow at the University of Groningen (the Faculty of Economics and Business, Global Economics & Management).
Prior to that, I was a research Associate at the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) in Bonn, Germany. I am also a Nonresident Fellow at the Brookings Institution, a Fellow at GLO, and am affiliated with the Happiness Research Organization in Düsseldorf, Germany and the Central European Labour Studies Institute (CELSI) in Bratislava, Slovakia.
My research focuses on subjective well-being, migration, international development, transition economies, labor, nonprofits and civil society, and institutions. I am interested in rigorous social science research which helps inform public debates and generates social value-added.
July 17, 2018: IOS Regensburg
September 18, 2018: Centraal Planbureau, the Netherlands