Hello, I am a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Economics, based at Erasmus University Rotterdam. My research focuses on inequality and prosocial preferences: combining experimental and applied econometric methods within a welfare economic framework.
I run experiments and develop behavioural models to further our understanding of prosocial behaviour and other-regarding preferences. Asking: why do individuals give?; who do they give priority to?; how averse are they to (unfair) inequalities? I also conduct applied econometric research on inequality and poverty, in health and development, and develop methods to evaluate distributional impacts of policies and interventions. Throughout I focus on moving beyond averages, focusing on the distributions of outcomes and heterogeneity between different individuals.
I have recently joined the Erasmus School of Economics, at Erasmus University Rotterdam. I am working with Owen O’Donnell, Tom Van Ourti and Raf Van Gestel, within the Smarter Choices for Better Health Initiative.
Prior to this I held a Research Fellow position within the EQUIPOL research group, at the University of York, working with Tim Doran and Richard Cookson. My PhD was in Experimental Economics, entitled “Inequality Aversion and Self-Interest: An Experimental Approach“, and I was supervised by John Bone and John Hey. I also conducted research for the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) on multidimensional poverty, and am the co-founder of the Interdisciplinary Research Network for Economists and Philosophers (IRNEP).
Research Interests: Health Inequality; Experimental Economics; Prosocial Behaviour; Revealed Preferences;
Experimetrics; Applied Econometrics; Multidimensional Poverty; Distributive Justice.