PhD candidate Esmée Zwiers accepts job offer Princeton University

In September 2019 PhD candidate Esmée Zwiers of Erasmus School of Economics and the Tinbergen Institute will join the Center for Health and Wellbeing at Princeton University as a Postdoctoral Research Associate.

Esmée, who accepted the job offer of Princeton University, knows what to expect: ‘I visited Princeton University for three months in spring 2018. I had a great time and I am excited to return for a longer time period. I particularly look forward to the new challenges that this position will bring.’ 

‘This is clearly an excellent placement’, says co-supervisor Dr Anne Gielen of Erasmus School of Economics. ‘I am glad to see that Esmée’s efforts over the years to prepare for her post-PhD life have paid off.’

Zwiers finished her MSc in Economics and Business Economics (specialisation: Policy Economics) at Erasmus School of Economics in 2015 and started a PhD at the Tinbergen Institute. As an applied microeconomist she works primarily in the fields of family economics, labor economics, and health economics.  Her current work examines how market conditions affect parental selection, and consequently the child’s labor market and health outcomes in late adulthood.  

Esmée hopes to defend her dissertation before summer, which focuses on the influence of early life circumstances on later life outcomes.

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