I am an Economist at the World Bank in Washington DC, working on firm capabilities and innovation policies, in the Finance, Competitiveness and Innovation Global Practice.
Before starting at the World Bank, I was a Lecturer in Economics at The Queen’s College, University of Oxford and a doctoral student at the Department of Economics at the University of Oxford. My research focused on the question how incentives are used in the workplace and how this affects productivity. My supervisors were Alan Beggs and Marcel Fafchamps.
My undergraduate degrees are in Physics & Astronomy and Liberal Arts and Sciences (with a major in Economics and a minor in Organizational Science and History). After my undergraduate degree I did the MPhil in Economics at the University of Oxford, for which I was awarded the George Webb Medley Prize (proxime accessit) for my performance in written examinations.
Before starting my PhD I was an intern at the CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis, where I was involved in a research project on intellectual property in the EU, and the Chief Economist & Trade Analysis Unit of the Directorate General for Trade of the European Commission in Brussels, where I worked as a trade economist focusing on preferential trade agreements for developing countries. I also worked for Utrecht University (Social & Economic History research group) and the Amsterdam Institute for Global Health & Development as a researcher on a joint research project on the role of economic institutions in the provision of health care.
From February to May 2015, I visited the Stanford Center for International Development (SCID) at the Stanford University as a Visiting Student Researcher.
In 2017, I joined the World Bank as a Young Professional, where I now work as an Economist.