The Netherlands Institute for Social Research (SCP)

Postbus 16164
2500BD The Hague Netherlands

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I am an economist working as a senior scientific researcher at the Netherlands Institute for Social Research (SCP) in The Hague. I take part in the research programme Scarcity, Social Welfare and Well-being and conduct policy-oriented research guided by a broad concept of social welfare based on financial and other dimensions of well-being. Currently, I focus on ex-ante policy evaluation using microsimulation and other (quantitative) methods.

Before joining SCP, I worked in the Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs of the OECD and as a (post-doctoral) researcher in economics at Goethe University Frankfurt and University of Cologne, mainly on demographic change, the labour market, pensions and other social policies. I hold a doctoral degree from Goethe University Frankfurt for my thesis Macroeconomic Effects of Demographic Change: The Role of Human Capital and a master's degree in economics from University of Cologne.

Short bio

  • Since 2021: Senior scientific researcher, The Netherlands Institute for Social Research (SCP), The Hague

  • 2016-2021: Economist, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Paris

  • 2015: Post-doctoral researcher, Goethe University Frankfurt

  • 2015: Dr. rer. pol. (equiv. Ph.D. Economics), Goethe University Frankfurt

  • 2010-2015: Doctoral researcher and teaching assistant, University of Cologne and Goethe University Frankfurt

  • 2010: Diplom-Volkswirt (equiv. M.Sc. + B.Sc. Economics), University of Cologne