About me

I am currently a PhD candidate at the Paris School of Economics. I mainly work on the intersection of Behavioral Economics and Microeconomic Theory, but I am also interested in Experimental Economics . I am on the 2021-2022 Job Market attending both the EJM and ASSA meetings.

In my current research, I study how social context affects individual belief formation, and I show how this does not only influence the quality of people’s educational and occupational choices, but also their social mobility, the persistence of stereotypes and social norms, and the degree of diversity in firms and educational settings. With the insights obtained through my research, I want to develop informational policies that firms, educational institutions and governments can use to attract and retain a more diverse pool of employees or students, and increase social mobility. My work mainly comprises theoretical analyses, but I also work on experimental projects that test the theoretical insights and their policy implications.

In my job market paper, I develop a novel model of endogenous subjective belief formation. I show when and why people find it optimal to let an informationally irrelevant social context influence their belief formation, and how this can create persistent identity-driven choice behavior.

I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Econometrics and Operations Research and a Master’s degree in Econometrics and Management Science from the Erasmus University Rotterdam, and a Graduate degree in Economics from the Paris School of Economics. I previously worked as an econometrician at the Dutch central bank and I was a visiting student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) during spring semester 2020. See my full CV for further details.

In my free time, I am an enthusiastic musician, dancer, reader and tennis player who loves good food and a long walk with her dog.

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