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Research interests



2008- University of Tilburg, Associate professor at the Economics Department.

2008 RAND Europe, Cambridge (UK). Analyst.

2006-2007 NRC Handelsblad (Dutch quality newspaper). Economics reporter. Freelance journalist as of December 2007.

2002-2006 CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis, Senior Researcher.

2000-2005 RAND Corporation, Santa Monica (USA), Graduate Fellow.

1999-2000 CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis, Researcher.

1997-1999 Netherlands Department of Economic Affairs, Member of Staff to the Secretary.


2010 UC Berkeley, Visiting scholar at the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment.

2010 Rutgers University, Visiting scholar at the School of Criminal Justice.

2005 Hebrew University, Jerusalem (Israel). Visiting researcher at Institute of Criminology.

1997 University of Newcastle (UK). Visiting researcher at the Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies.

Current courses

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External positions

(interactive) talk for judges and prosecutors (Studiecentrum Rechtspleging (SSR))

1 Jan 2013 → …

Review of studies that are about to be published. (UK Home Office)

1 Jan 2011 → …


  • Criminal Law
  • Behavioral Economics
  • Criminology
  • Behaviour Influence
  • Policy Evaluation
  • Crime


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