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Assistant Professor in Economics, Maastricht University

I am Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at Maastricht University in The Netherlands. CV here!

My main research interests include: the economics of crime, labour economics, economics of education, micro-econometrics, policy evaluation.

I am the recipient of a NWO-Veni grant (2012-2015) for my project on 'Labour Market Opportunities and Criminal Participation'. The UM Webmagazine recently published a profile article that nicely describes this research agenda: "CSI: Crime Statistics Investigation". I received the 2013 Edmond Hustinx Prize for Science awarded to the most promising young scholar in the School of Business and Economics in connection to this project.

I am a Research Associate at the Centre for Economic Performance (CEP) at the London School of Economics, a Research Network Affiliate of the CESifo Group in Munich, and a Fellow at the Research Centre for Education and the Labour Markets (ROA) at Maastricht University.

The book 'Lessons from the Economics of Crime' recently came out at MIT Press as a result the CESifo Venice Summer Institute I co-organized on this topic.
I organize the weekly Development and Utilization of Human Resources (DUHR) seminar at Maastricht University. I am also co-organizer of the 6th Transatlantic Workshop on the Economics of Crime to be held in Milan in September 2014: call for paper open until 31 April 2014!


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    Assistant Professor in Economics, Maastricht University