Joaquim Vidiella-Martin is a PhD Candidate at the Erasmus School of Economics and the Tinbergen Institute since September 2017. He holds a research masters in Economics from Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Spain). His research interests lie within applied microeconomics, with particular focus on health economics. His current work focuses on: (i) assessing the existence of socioeconomic inequalities in early childhood conditions in the Netherlands; (ii) understanding the main drivers of perinatal mortality and morbidity; and (iii) evaluating the impact of policies aimed at improving perinatal health. His project is part of the Erasmus Initiative `Smarter Choices for Better Health’, and is supervised by Prof. Dr. Tom Van Ourti and Prof. Dr. Eddy Van Doorslaer.