TI would like to welcome and introduce Isabelle Salle and Erik Ansink who are joining TI as candidate fellows.


About Isabelle Salle

After completing a master thesis in economic modelling in 2008, Isabelle Salle received a PhD degree from the University of Bordeaux, in France, in 2012, in the field of complex systems applied to macroeconomic issues, and in particular to monetary policy and central bank communication. This thesis has been awarded the IDEX price 2013, a local initiative to promote high-quality research in social science and humanities. Part of the thesis has already been published in international peer-reviewed, such as Economic Modelling and Macroeconomic Dynamics. Isabelle joined the CeNEDF, at the University of Amsterdam, in September 2013 as a post-doc researcher on the European FP7 project Rastanews. The main goal of this project is to investigate the impact of monetary and fiscal policies when the economy is stuck in a liquidity trap, and agents do not hold rational expectations. This project includes both laboratory experiments with human subjects and the development of theoretical models. Isabelle’s research interests include: Macroeconomic modelling: learning and expectations, monetary policy, DSGE models, complex adaptive systems, agent-based Models, and evolutionary modelling. Isabelle is a member of TI’s cooperative behaviour, strategic interactions and complex systems (CSC) research group.


About Erik Ansink

Erik Ansink is an assistant professor at the Department of Spatial Economics of VU University Amsterdam. He defended his PhD thesis on the economics of water allocation in transboundary rivers at Wageningen University in 2009. Subsequently, he worked as a senior researcher at the Institute for Environmental Studies at VU University Amsterdam, before joining the Department of Spatial Economics in 2013. Ansink’s main research topic is environmental economics with a focus on water resource economics. Erik is generally interested in the allocation of scarce goods in both cooperative and strategic settings, using a variety of methods to analyze such allocations, including game theory, political economy, and experiments. He is a member of TI’s Spatial, Transport and Environmental Economics (STEE) research group. Please click here for a list of Erik’s publications.