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I am a fiscal policy analyst at the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (EC-JRC) in Seville. My main topic of research is the fiscal policy effect of unemployment changes, e.g. their importance for the determination of the cyclically adjusted budget balance. Additionally, I am affiliated to the Center for Economic Studies of the KU Leuven (University of Leuven).

I obtained a PhD in Economics from KU Leuven. My PhD research mainly focused on whether and how fiscal discipline is to be enhanced without hampering economic recovery. For example, I investigated the design of efficient borrowing constraints under budgetary uncertainty, identified the stochastics of EMU budget balances and analysed fiscal rule infringement risks.