I am a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Economics at the University of Leuven. I am also a research affiliate at IZA.
I am an applied microeconomist, working 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 behavioral responses to welfare, taxation and social insurance, in contexts with high labor market informality.
I received my Ph.D in Economics at the University of Arizona.