Iris Klinker has been working at SEO Amsterdam Economics since October 2020. She started as a student assistant and has been a junior researcher at the Labor cluster since September 2021.
In 2020, Iris completed her bachelor’s degree in econometrics at the University of Amsterdam. During her bachelor’s program, she spent five months in Shanghai studying at Fudan University, where she took master courses on the Chinese economy. Her bachelor’s thesis focused on gender inequality in starting wages and wage growth. After her bachelor’s degree, Iris pursued a master’s degree in econometrics with a specialization in Data Analytics at the University of Amsterdam. She wrote her master’s thesis on the effects of paternity leave on the labor market position of mothers at SEO.
Within SEO, Iris primarily focusses on data analysis and policy evaluations in the field of the labor market. As an econometrician, she has extensive knowledge of various quantitative research techniques. Her main research areas are the labor market tightness, flexible employment, and the transition from education to the labor market.