I'm a Professor in Empirical Microeconomics at the University of Amsterdam. Previously I was an Associate Professor at the University of Oslo and a Postdoc researcher at research institute TIER at the University of Amsterdam. I obtained a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Amsterdam in 2008.
In my research I focus on answering causal questions within the economics of education, labor economics and family economics by using micro-econometric techniques in combination with administrative and survey-based datasets. In my most recent work I investigate the performance of school assignment mechanisms in practice and the intergenerational transmission of income and welfare dependence.