Current position & affiliations


  • 2011-2015: PhD in economics, Leiden University, Netherlands
  • 2009-2011: Research masters (MSc) public administration, Universities of Utrecht, Rotterdam, and Tilburg, Netherlands (cum laude)
  • 2005-2009: BSc public administration, Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands

Previous employment

Policy advisory work

Professional affiliations

  • 2013-2014: Co-founder, World Healthcare Forum, a three-days international conference on healthcare innovation for 200 healthcare professionals held in The Hague
  • 2012-2013: Vice-president, Dutch National Association for PhD candidates PNN
  • Referee for American Political Science Review, Review of Income and Wealth, Journal of Economic Inequality, Comparative Political Studies, Socio-Economic Review, Political Science Research & Methods, Journal of Income Distribution, International Journal of Comparative Sociology, Journal of Urban Affairs, Austrian Science Fund, reports by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), TPEdigitaal (Dutch)


  • 2021: INET Oxford, OECD Applied Economics seminar Paris, EU-Korea Civil Society Forum, Clingendael Research Institute
  • 2020: Leiden Economics seminar, OVAL Dutch employers association, Dutch MP Committee on employment & social policy, Dutch Minister of Employment, Swedish MP Committee on employment & social policy
  • 2019: ECINEQ Paris, Dutch Society for Social Security (NGSZ), Route66, BoFEB, Norwegian Secretary of State of Employment
  • 2018: Overseas Development Institute (ODI), INET Oxford, Leiden Economics seminar
  • 2017: CSAE Oxford, ECINEQ New York
  • 2016: MPSA Chicago, CES Philadelphia, IARIW Dresden, SASE Berkeley, APPAM London
  • 2015: MPSA Chicago, SASE London, CES Paris, iHEA Milan, ISI-IARIW Rio de Janeiro, ECSR Tallinn, Global Economic Symposium Kiel
  • 2014: EPSA Edinburgh, ECPR The Hague, LIS Luxembourg, SASE Chicago
  • 2013: OECD Paris, ILERA Amsterdam
  • 2012: CPB/KVS Amsterdam, UM/GRESI-FWO Maastricht, NIG Leuven
  • 2011: FISS Sigtuna, NAKE Utrecht
  • 2010: AIAS Amsterdam, ESPAnet Budapest

Languages, skills, interests

  • Dutch (native), English (fluent), French (fluent), German (basic)
  • Stata (proficient), R (basic)
  • Main interests are climbing, running (finished the Berlin marathon in 3.09.18), and playing jazz guitar