Arjan is a behavioural development economist. His current research is on agricultural investment decisions in Uganda. Recent research includes intra-household allocation in India, Ethiopia, Uganda and Nigeria; and the effectiveness of international development aid. 


 Before joining the School of International Development in 2004, Arjan worked as a Research Officer for the University of Sheffield on a DFID-funded project on pro-poor growth.

Academic Background

1987-91 MSc Economics (cum laude), Erasmus University Rotterdam
1991-93 MSc Development Economics (cum laude), Erasmus University
1993-96 Economic consultant, SEOR Rotterdam
1996-2000 PhD Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam
2001-04 Research Officer, University of Sheffield
2004- School of Development Studies, University of East Anglia

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