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.

Academic Positions

  • Present2014

    Assistant Professor

    VU University Amsterdam

  • 20102009

    Junior Lecturer

    Utrecht University

Education & Training

  • Ph.D. 2015

    Ph.D. in Banking and Finance

    Maastricht University

  • M.Sc. 2009

    Master of Science in Economics and Law

    Utrecht University

  • B.Sc. 2008

    Bachelor of Science in Economics

    Universit√° di Bologna

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