I am a PhD Candidate in Economics at the Erasmus University Rotterdam, the VU University Amsterdam and at the Tinbergen Institute. I study the relationship between technological change, income inequality and employment – as well as implications for policy. My work is supervised by Bas Jacobs and Björn Brügemann. I am currently visiting the Economics Department at Stanford University.

Research interests

  • Technological change
  • Income inequality
  • (Un)employment
  • Optimal tax and education policy


  • Mphil 2013

    MPhil in Economics

    Tinbergen Institute, The Netherlands

  • MSc 2011

    MSc in Multidisciplinary Economics

    Utrecht University, The Netherlands

  • BSc 2009

    BSc in Economics (with Minor in Sociology)

    University of Mannheim, Germany