I am an Assistant Professor in finance at VU University Amsterdam. I have a multidisciplinary background in Economics, Law and Political Science. My work is focused on banking in emerging countries and the interaction between social and financial performance at the level of both institutions and investors.
My work on benchmarking the performance of Microfinance Institutions (MFIs) has been published on World Development. I have also researched the effect of credit registries and credit bureaus on loan disbursement and performance in markets with high information asymmetries.
I am currently interested in regulatory arbitrage in banking and in alternative forms of finance such as peer-to-peer lending and crowdfunding.