A recent copy of my CV can be dowloaded here.


  • 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

Academic employment

Policy advisory work

  • 2017-at present: Consultant, World Bank, Chief Economist Office for Europe and Central Asia contributing to a flagship report on the social contract
  • 2016-2017: Consultant, World Bank, Development Research Group (DECRG) for a project on intergenerational educational mobility
  • 2015-2016: Consultant, World Bank, Social Protection, Labor and Jobs (SPL&J) Global Practice, contributing to Greece Social Welfare Review, with a focus on minimum income support schemes and in-kind social benefits
  • 2015: Consultant as part of the Equitable Access Initative (Global Fund, World Bank, UN AIDS, UNDP, WHO, Unicef, UNIT AID, UNFPA, GAVI). Received a grant as part of a team of University of Oxford economists to propose a framework for allocation of development assistance for health incorporating economic, epidemiological, health system and governance indicators
  • 2013-2014: Consultant, OECD, on the evolution of healthcare expenditures in the Netherlands as part of the OECD Network on Fiscal Sustainability of Health Systems
  • 2011: Intern, OECD, Directorate for Employment, Labour, and Social Affairs, Paris
  • 2009: Intern, Social and Economic Council (SER), The Hague

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 Review of Income and Wealth, Journal of Economic Inequality, Journal of Income Distribution, Comparative Political Studies, Socio-Economic Review, Political Science Research & Methods, International Journal of Comparative Sociology, Journal of Urban Affairs


  • Analysis of social and economic policy (third year’s course in public administration, Leiden University)
  • Policy analysis (third year’s course in law and economics, Leiden University)
  • Principles of economics (first year’s course in public administration, Leiden University)
  • Supervision of undergraduate theses (law and economics, Leiden University)

Honours and grants

  • 2016: £1,000 from the Oxford SPI Fund for becoming academic visitor at the World Bank
  • 2014: Winner of the Luxembourg Income Study (LIS) Aldi Hagenaars Memorial Award for best LIS working paper (with Olaf van Vliet)
  • 2014: €2,000 from the Foundation Studiefonds Ketel1 for studying in Oxford
  • 2014: €1,500 from the Foundation Leids University Fund for studying in Oxford
  • 2014: €15,000 from the Municipality The Hague for organising the World Healthcare Forum in The Hague
  • 2012: €10,000 from the Knowledge-Based Economy Fund (SoFoKleS) to found the Professional PhD Programme (PPP) on behalf of the PhD Candidates Network PNN
  • 2012: €2,500 from the University of Antwerp Herman Deleeck Centre, Belgium, to conduct micro simulations on minimum income protection in the Netherlands
  • 2012: Runner up for Social Policy & Administration Early Stage Career Researcher Prize (with Heejung Chung)
  • 2011: Nominated for Professor Bruins Award for best research master student, Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • 2011: Nominated for Albeda Master’s Thesis Award


  • 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 (invited), ISI-IARIW Rio de Janeiro (invited), ECSR Tallinn, Global Economic Symposium Kiel (invited)
  • 2014: EPSA Edinburgh, ECPR The Hague, LIS Luxembourg (invited), SASE Chicago
  • 2013: OECD Paris (invited), 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 (basic), German (basic)
  • Stata (proficient), R (basic)
  • Main interests are climbing, running (finished the Berlin marathon in 3.09.18), and playing jazz guitar