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I am a post-doctoral researcher at the Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology and Society (TILT) on the ERC Starting Grant project on "Understanding information for legal protection of people against information-induced harms" (INFO-LEG) led by Nadya Purtova.
In this capacity, my research aims to find ways in which the understanding of information from an economics point of view relates to current data practices, ultimately aiming to improve upon the current definition of personal data as a trigger for data protection law.
In my dissertation I already strongly focused on privacy choices in the wake of Big Data. Using behavioral micro-economic modeling as well as laboratory experiments, I was in particular interested in effects of limited strategic sophistication of consumers facing more sophisticated sellers.
Another line of inquiry focused on a laboratory experiment looking into challenges to coordination and cooperation between decision-makers.
On March 7, 2019, I gave a talk entitled “Predictive Algorithms and Consumer Behavior” in Brussels at the “Brainstorming session on Shaping Future EU Consumer Policy” to which I was invited by the Directorate-General Justice and Consumers of the European Commission.
Publication: In November 2018, the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management published the paper entitled Climate Policy Commitment Devices (co-authored with R. Gerlagh, S. Trautmann, G. v.d. Kuilen).
On December 1, 2017, the public Ph.D. Defense of my dissertation Economic Essays on Privacy, Big Data, and Climate Change took place at Tilburg University. (Supervisors: Jens Prüfer and Jan Potters)
A summary of my job market paper was featured in the series of guest posts from job market candidates on the website of SIOE: Why you might want to pay for privacy even if you think you have "nothing to hide". (Nov 2016)