Elisabeth Leduc obtains Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship

Elisabeth Leduc

The European Commission has awarded postdoctoral researcher Elisabeth Leduc of Erasmus School of Economics a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship for her research project on “Institutional Discrimination in (Explicit) Action: How Policies Shape Inequalities”. 

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions are part of the prestigious EU Horizon Europe grant scheme to encourage the mobility of researchers across (inter)national borders. The Postdoctoral Fellowship funds a two-year research project to be fully executed at Erasmus School of Economics. 

Patrick Groenen, Dean of Erasmus School of Economics, responds: ‘This fellowship is a prestigious recognition of the work and the research project of Elisabeth; that makes me proud. The topic of her project is timely and has large societal impact. Her research approach is in the best traditions of the research at our school.’

Adhemare de Rijk, Funding Manager Research, reacts: ‘We are very happy for, and proud of Elisabeth for obtaining this grant. This enables her to research an important and very current issue in today’s society.’ 

Elisabeth Leduc is working as a postdoctoral researcher in the Economics Department of Erasmus School of Economics since September 2022. She obtained her PhD from Université libre de Bruxelles. Elisabeth is an applied microeconomist with research interests in labour, public, education, and health economics. She is particularly interested in exploring how public policies affect disadvantaged groups (e.g., the unemployed, individuals with disabilities, and ethnic minorities).

The aim of Elisabeth’s awarded research project is to explore the consequences of institutional discrimination, perpetuated by organisations. Her project focuses on two policies that created institutional discrimination; “the Dutch Childcare benefit scandal” and the so called “Rotterdam Act”. The project uses administrative data from the Netherlands in combination with quasi-random variation in exposure to institutional discrimination, in order to estimate causal effects on the socio-economic outcomes of affected individuals. The results will help us understand how vulnerable groups in the population are affected by institutional discrimination. 

More information

For more information, please contact Ronald de Groot, Media & Public Relations Officer at Erasmus School of Economics: rdegroot@ese.eur.nl, mobile phone: +31 6 53 641 846.

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