I am an Assistant Professor at the VU University Amsterdam and a Research Fellow at the Tinbergen Institute. My research interests are (empirical) labor economics and applied microeconomics. I have been using both field experiments and administrative data sources in my studies. In particular, I am interested in:
- the role of occupational information in the job search process, and how (online) advice can be beneficial
- job search assistance programs and their (in)direct effects
- econometric methods to evaluate active labor market programs
- the relationship between family policies (such as parental leave and childcare subsidies) and labor market participation
- incentivizing healthy behaviours (such as regular physical exercise)
- 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
- September 2018: Working paper now available for our experiment on wage posting and job search (and column on Voxeu).
- 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