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  • Warandelaan 2, Koopmans Building, room K 638

    5037 AB Tilburg


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Personal profile

Research interests

I am a Ph.D. Candidate in Finance at Tilburg University. I am a financial economist with primary interests in empirical corporate finance, especially behavioral finance and innovation.

My job market paper studies the role of cognitive biases in regulatory decisions. I show that in-group biases affect patent examiner decisions and are costly for firms, startups, and the quality of innovation in the economy.





  • Corporate Finance
  • Behavioral Finance
  • Innovation
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurial Finance
  • Political Economy