Welcome to my website. I am Assistant Professor in the Development Economics Group at Wageningen University and Research Fellow at the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA). Before joining Wageningen University in January 2014, I was Research Associate at IZA. I have a PhD in Economics from the University of Groningen and was visiting researcher at the University of Göttingen during my graduate studies.
 
My research interests are primarily in the fields of labor economics and development economics, with a focus on gender inequality. I'm interested in the determinants 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 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 and ongoing research, please see my Research page.