Hi there!

I am a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in economics at the University of Sydney and I work with Prof. Stefanie Schurer. I received my PhD in Economics from Maastricht University in the Netherlands in March 2021.

My research focuses on two aspects of human capital formation. On the one hand, I study how students, parents and teachers form expectations, and how expectations affect educational outcomes and choices. In this first research agenda, I use administrative data and survey data from various settings. On the other hand, I study how welfare policies affect parental investments in early child human capital, using linked administrative data from Australia.

During my PhD, I have visited the Melbourne Institute at The University of Melbourne from March 2018 to March 2019, IZA in April 2019, and the Jacobs Centre and the Department of Economics at the University of Zurich from May to October 2019.

I am a Research Affiliate at IZA since July 2018, and a Research Affiliate at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Children and Families over the Life Course (LCC) since May 2018.