I am a third year PhD student in Economics at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam under the joint supervision of Dana Sisak and Olivier Marie. I am working on topics in Applied Microeconomics, with a focus on Political Economy.
In my PhD thesis, I explore questions surrounding political selection. In particular I investigate the causal effect of competition changes on the entry of politicians regarding their quality and identity. I further study hate-speech and politically motivated crimes in particular targeting politicians.