Maximiliaan is a doctoral candidate (stipendiat) at the University of Stavanger Business School, Department of Economics and Finance. He started his Ph.D. in 2017 and is expected to finish in 2022. His research primarily focuses on early childhood development and the economics of education. In 2019, he spent 12 months as a visiting scholar at the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment and the Center for Labor Economics at the University of California, Berkeley (Sponsor: Professor David Card).
Maximiliaan is associated with the kindergarten project Play-based Learning and works with experimental data from the Agder Project and Two Teachers Projects.
Originally from Venray, the Netherlands, Maximiliaan has a Bachelor of Science in International Business Administration from the University of Twente, alongside a Master of Science in Business Administration (with distinction) from the University of Twente.