I am PhD candidate in macro-finance at the department of Macro and International Economics, at University of Amsterdam. My research focuses on banking regulation, and my current projects treat contingent convertible bonds (CoCos), and repo markets. I analyse both theoretical and empirical capital structure effects on CoCo issuance choices. I started my PhD at the UvA in September 2017, after I graduated from Tinbergen Institute. In the summer of 2018 I was a PhD intern at the Bank of England, in the Prudential Policy Directorate. I returned there since March 2019 to continue working on two research projects. I am currently representing the Faculty of Economics and Business in the UvA Central PhD Council.