I am a Doctoral researcher in the field of political and education economics at Univesity of Leuven, Belgium.

My thesis is on Political Connections and Their Impacts on Public Good Provision.

The outline of the proposed thesis is:

1.  Political Donations and the Allocation of Public Procurement Contracts
2. The Efficiency Implications of Political Connections
3. The Spatial Interdependence Effects of Political Connections on Public Good Provision
4. The Long-Term Effects of Political Connections

Currently, I am also involved in a project researching the design of school funding systems in primary, secondary and special needs education in the German-speaking Community of Belgium (Ostbelgien). The outcome will be evidence based policy advice for the community.