CV & Bio
I am a PhD Candidate in Economics at the University of Toronto, supervised by Diego Restuccia, Xiaodong Zhu and Kevin Lim. My research interests are in international macroeconomics and economic growth. I also have a particular interest in applying machine learning methods to macroeconomic now- and forecasting.
In 2016, I was one of 15 overseas doctoral research students at the University of Toronto to receive the four-year Trillium Scholarship as part of the talent program of the Ontario government. During my PhD, I have been a graduate research student at the Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE) and the Department of Economics of the University of Oxford. I have also worked at the International Monetary Fund during the recent Turkish currency crisis to develop new machine learning forecasting tools.
In the past, I have been a visiting student at the Department of Political Science of the University of Amsterdam, the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Groningen and the Department of Economics of the University of Toronto. Prior to starting graduate school, I worked as a Research Assistant for the Economic and Social History research group and the School of Economics at Utrecht University and the Economics, Econometrics & Finance research platform at the University of Groningen.
I graduated in 2016 from Utrecht University with a Research MSc in Multidisciplinary Economics, and in 2014 with a double major BSc in Energy Science and Economics, both with highest cum laude honors.