Welcome to my website. I am an Assistant Professor in the Development Economics Group at Wageningen University, Research Fellow at the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA), and Non-Resident Senior Research Fellow at UNU-WIDER.
 
My research interests are primarily in the fields of labor economics and development economics, with a focus on labor markets and gender inequality. I'm interested in the determinants and consequences of female labor supply in developing countries, and I have recently studied the links between trade liberalization and women's labor market outcomes in Brazil, Indonesia, and India. This work was part of IDRC's GrOW program, funded by IDRC, DFID, and the Hewlett Foundation. I currently co-lead the project "The dynamics of women’s work: routes to economic and social empowerment" at the UNU-WIDER. 

Since joining Wageningen University I have also participated in several studies on rural/agricultural development. I am involved in the NWO-WOTRO funded project Sustaining Food Supplies and Improving Health, which studies the impacts of linking smallholder farmers to markets that reward food safety. I also work with the World Bank on the measurement of labor in agriculture, and on the implications of the new ICLS definitions of work and employment (according to which, production of goods primarily intended for own consumption is no longer considered employment).

For a list of published papers, working papers, and work in progress, please see my Research page.