New working paper: Housing wealth inequality and mortgage market stimulus

In this paper (joint with Belinda Tracey) we shed new light on the relationship between the down payment requirement and housing wealth inequality. Studying the UK Help-to-Buy program we show that lowering the down payment requirement reduces housing wealth inequality by weakening the link between (parental) wealth and homeownership.  

Inaugural lecture: Financing future economic growth

Friday 28th October I will deliver my Inaugural Lecture “Financing Future Economic Growth” at the University of Amsterdam. I will talk about the importance of finance for economic growth and how improvement of finance for SMEs, in particular young, high-potential ones, will be a crucial factor generating future economic growth, lower long-term inflation and the transition to net-zero.

Inaugural Lecture [PDF]

New working paper: Startup types and macroeconomic performance in Europe

New research with Ralph de Haas and Vincent Sterk studying dynamics of European startups using unsupervised learning . We distinguish five starts-up types: capital intensive, cash-rich, high leverage, large and basic. We show that shifting the composition of startup cohorts can boost macroeconomic performance.

Update book: Toby Mundy at ACM is now my literary agent

Super excited to be represented by Toby Mundy at Aevitas Creative Management. I could not wish for a better agent to help me to get my book in the best shape possible.

Taking some time off to write a book. Stay tuned!

I am currently working on a book on how we can learn to use their minds more efficiently, effectively and creatively. Documenting my own story to get my mind to work with me instead of against me, I will give the reader many tips and tricks that I know help.