Eefje is currently coordinator at the Good Markets research project and responsible for the overall coordination of the Future of Capitalism – Consultation. She is also postdoctoral researcher on inclusiveness for the Inclusive Biobased Innovations project (TU Delft). Her main research interests regard how to include smallholders in agricultural value chains and market systems, a topic addressed in her dissertation thesis as well. Other interests regard rethinking capitalism and economic models.
Before she did a Bachelor Economics in Tilburg, of which she spent one year at Universidad de Navarra (Spain). After that, she got a MSc Economics at the Universiteit van Amsterdam and a MA Christianity and Society degree at Tilburg University. The theses she wrote were all related to various aspects of fair trade: in relation to economic growth, in relation to the agricultural strategies of the World Bank, and the last one in relation to the theology of Thomas Aquinas concerning the concept of just pricing.