I am a development economist, currently employed by the University of Manchester. Since my graduation from the Catholic University of Leuven with a PhD in Economics, I have worked in a number of countries, including France, Germany and the US. Prior to that I lived and worked for two years in India. As part of a three year project, sponsored by the British Academy, I have developed an academic network with four countries in Francophone West Africa. The project resulted in several subsequent research programmes. Much of my on-going research focuses on food security, labour markets in developing countries and intergenerational transfers. I am particularly interested in behavioural field experiments.

To give you an idea of what some of my field work looks like, here is a short video from my trip to Ivory Coast in 2015. It covers some aspects of my research on food security and related social norms and governance issues.