I am Associate Professor at the VU University Amsterdam, Research Fellow at the Tinbergen Institute, and research affiliate at IZA. I am a co-organizer of the Tinbergen Institute Labour Seminar Series.
My research interests are (empirical) labor economics and applied microeconomics. I have been using both field experiments and administrative data in my studies and have worked topics such as
the role of occupational information in job search
job search assistance programs and their (in)direct effects
family policies (such as parental leave and childcare subsidies) and labor market participation
disability insurance and the labor market
taxation and migration
July 2023: I have been awarded a Vidi grant by NWO, allowing me to study scarcity on the labour market for the coming 5 years.
Sept 2022: New working paper out: the effect of tax incentives on migration in the Netherlands
July 2022: New working paper out: online job search advice for long-termed unemployed in the UK
Jan 2022: Our paper on the importance of DI benefits during health recovery has been accepted for publication in Journal of Health Economics
Sep 2021: Our paper on how wage announcements affect job search has been conditionally accepted for publication in AEJ: Macro
Feb 2021: New discussion paper out on eliciting time preferences when consumption/income varies substantially (including an application on jobseekers)
Jan 2021: With support from the Ministry of Finance, we have started a project on evaluating the impacts of the 30% tax rule for immigrants in the Netherlands. Using unique data on the beneficiaries of the rule, we will study the effect of the rule on immigration and wages (joint with Massimo Giuliodori and Lisa Timm)
Dec 2020: New Discussion Paper available on the work resumption of DI applicants
Nov 2020: Our paper on the impact of reminders for increasing physical exercising has been accepted for publication in Experimental Economics.
Feb 2020: Our paper on comparing econometric methods for evaluating activation programs has been accepted for publication in Journal of Applied Econometrics
July 2019: Our paper on providing occupational advice to job seekers has been published in The Review of Economic Studies, and a summary has been published on Microeconomic Insights
January 2019: A column on our wage-posting experiment can be found here.
October 2018: Working paper now available for our study on behavioral hurdles to exercising at the gym
July 2018: Our paper on 'equilibrium effects of job search' is now accessible in the Journal of Labor Economics
I am presenting at a conference of the Swedish Public Employment Service on experiments in labor economics (October 26-27, 2017) Stockholm)
I am presenting in the Bristol Workshop on Economic Policy Interventions and Behaviour (June 15-16)
29 March: Presenting on 'wage announcements and job search' in GEW series (Gothenburg)
February 2017: New IZA discussion paper available on comparing econometric evaluation methods