I am a PhD candidate in economics at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and Tinbergen Institute, advised by Dr. Björn Brügemann.

My primary research interests lie in financial intermediation, macro-finance and applied theory. In my job market paper, I analyze bank dividend policy in a setting in which dividends can be used to signal strength to short-term creditors. In other work, I consider how liquidity creation by banks interacts with financial stability, and what policy makers can do to stem the risk of financial crises.

I am on the job market in the academic year of 2016-2017 and will be available for interviews at the ASSA Annual Meeting in Chicago, Spanish Economic Association Job Market in Bilbao and the RES PhD Meetings in London.

Contact me at s...@vu.nl; I would love to hear from you.


  • New version of "Liquidity Creation and Financial Stability in the Presence of Hidden Trades" (July, 2016)
  • New version of "Aggregate Risk and Efficiency of Mutual Funds" (July, 2016)
  • Publication of "When are banks better than markets? Comment on Zimper (2013)" (June, 2016)