Bio

I am a PhD candidate at the Department of Economics under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Daan van Soest and Dr. Patricio Dalton since September 2018. In my research I use field experiments to address issues in environmental and development economics.

My PhD thesis tackles environmental resource conservation in developing countries. In the thesis I evaluate forest conservation and agricultural programs in Burkina Faso and Ghana in collaboration with researchers at the World Bank's Development Impact Evaluation group.

I received a BA in Applied Economics from Eötvös Loránd University (Hungary) in 2011 and an MSc in Economics from Tilburg University in 2015 before starting the PhD at Tilburg University  from September 2018. I expect to graduate in January 2023.

Please find my CV here.

Expertise

I am currently working on the following projects:

- Combatting Forest Fires in the Drylands of Sub-Saharan Africa: Quasi-experimental Evidence from Burkina Faso (with Guigonan Serge Adjognon and Daan van Soest): The project evaluates the overall effect of a governmental, participatory forest management program on forest fires in 12 protected forests of Burkina Faso.

- Incentivizing Social Learning for the Diffusion of Climate-Smart Agricultural Techniques (with Guigonan Serge Adjognon, Jonas Guthoff, and Daan van Soest): This project studies the effectiveness of conditional cash transfer in stimulating the adoption of sustainable land management in an RCT implemented in Burkina Faso.

- Inputs and Technical Knowledge for the Adoption of Sustainable Agricultural Practices (with Daan van Soest): This project evaluates how unconditional, in-kind incentives affect the adoption of sustainable land management and agricultural production in an RCT implemented in North-Ghana.

Teaching

  • Teaching Assistant for Development Economics (BSc in Economics, 2018-2022)
  • Teaching Assistant for Growth and Regional Development (MSc in Economics, 2019-2022)

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