TI would like to congratulate PhD student Florian Sniekers on his new position as tenure-track assistant professor at the Utrecht University School of Economics, Utrecht University. He will join this school on August 1, 2016.

Florian is an alumnus of the TI MPhil program (2012) (cum laude). He is a PhD candidate in economics at the University of Amsterdam and VU University Amsterdam. He also holds an MA in Economics from the New School of Social Research in New York. Florian expects to defend his PhD thesis Search Frictions and Endogenous Cycles in the Labor and Housing Market, which is funded by the research talent program of Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) in the second half of 2016. His supervisors are TI fellows Pieter Gautier (VU University Amsterdam) and Jan Tuinstra (University of Amsterdam).

His main research interests lie at the intersection of search and matching, nonlinear dynamics, and the coordination of economic activity, in the broader field of macroeconomics.