I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Leuven and a Research Affiliate at IZA.
My research lies primarily in the intersection of labor and public economics, with applications in health, education and development economics. One of my main areas of research is human capital accumulation during childhood, and it examines how parental decisions interact with family economic circumstances and welfare and social insurance programs to shape the production of human capital and health during childhood. Another focus of my research is the study of welfare programs and social insurance in developing countries.
I received a Ph.D in Economics at the University of Arizona, and a B.A. in Economics at Universidad de la República in Uruguay.