Tahnee is a DPhil candidate at the Department Social Policy and Intervention and member of Green Templeton College. Her research is part of the Employment, Equity and Growth (EEG) Programme at the Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School, led by Professor Brian Nolan. The EEG programme is a partnership between INET Oxford, the University's Department of Social Policy and Intervention, and the Resolution Foundation. Her research is funded through this partnership.
She is interested in understanding the mechanisms through which capital incomes feed back into rising overall income and wealth inequality and identifying policy responses that can help counteract these mechanisms. Her doctoral research focusses on the role of capital incomes in driving overall inequality in the UK.
She holds a MSc in Economics. She has worked as researcher at the CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis (Department for Labour and Education), part of the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs. During her studies she worked at the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). Collaborating on the Growing inequalities' impacts (Gini project) EU 7th Framework Programme, researching the topics of income and wealth inequality for the Netherlands and in international comparison. She has also worked as research assistant the Department Development Economics at VU University Amsterdam.
At present she is coordinator of the INET Young Scholars Initiative Inequality Working Group (IWG). The objective of IWG is to promote and facilitate student research on inequality across the globe. The working group has over 500 active members worldwide. It connects students across the globe through webinars and face-to-face events, see www.theiwg.org
INET profile: http://www.inet.ox.ac.uk/people/view/100