I am an Assistant Professor of Economic Geography at Utrecht University, and research fellow at the Center for Complex Systems Studies. I previously held positions at MIT, UCLA, and Lund University.

I am an economist by training, and I try to understand why some parts of the world are rich, other poor, and what we can do about it. On a more applied side, I work with policymakers and companies to solve real-world problems using network analysis and complex systems thinking.

On this website, you’ll find data, codes, journal articles, and news about my team and my research.