I am a senior researcher at the Erasmus Happiness Economics Research Organization (EHERO) and an assistant professor at the Department of Applied Economics of the Erasmus University Rotterdam. In addition, I serve as an associate editor (economics) for the Journal of Happiness Studies, and as a member of the board of directors of the International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies (ISQOLS) and the scientific board of the Happiness Research Organisation (HRO). I have worked with various organizations and municipalities on improving the happiness of employees and citizens. I coordinate the minor Economics of Well-Being, teach in the Seminar Behaviour, Health and Wellbeing, and supervise master's theses.
My research focuses on the causes and consequences of happiness, particularly in relation to migration, work, and economic behavior. My work is motivated by my commitment to developing and disseminating evidence-based information on human happiness to support organizations, policy makers, and individuals in making informed decisions regarding happiness.
More information about my professional activities is available in my cv.