I am Professor of 'Economic Modelling for Resilient Societies' at the CSTM department at the University of Twente in the Netherlands.
Since 2016 I am an elected Member the Young Academy of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (DJA/KNAW) and since 2017 I am a Member of the Social Sciences Council of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (SWR/KNAW). Earlier in the period of 2009-2015, I worked as an economist at the Dutch policy-oriented knowledge institute Deltares. My research line focuses on exploring how behavioral changes at micro level may lead to critical transitions (tipping points/regime shifts/non-marginal changes) on macro level in complex adaptive human-environment systems. I study these processes in application to climate change economics (adaptation and mitigation). I am particularly interested in the feedbacks between policies and aggregated outcomes of individual stakeholder decisions in the context of spatial and environmental policy-making. The issue of social interactions affecting economic behavior is highly relevant here. I use agent-based modeling (ABM) combined with various methods of behavioral data collection.
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From 2013 I am a member of the Editorial Board of the Environmental Modelling and Software Journal.
In 2014 I joined the Young Academy at the University of Twente JA@UT.
In 2016 I was elected as the member of De Jonge Akademie (KNAW) - the Dutch Academy of Sciences. Read the news here or watch the video of my inaugural speech.