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 banking, financial crises and corporate finance. In my job market paper, I analyze how corporate financial policy is shaped by the interaction between risk shifting and signaling. The key result of the paper is that not engaging in risk shifting can be a credible signal of firm quality. In other work, I consider how liquidity creation by banks affects financial stability, and what policy makers can do to contain 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.


  • Job market paper "The Importance of Being Prudent: Dividends, Signaling and Risk Shifting" posted (November, 2016)
  • 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)