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Marco Stam

PhD candidate

M.T.C. Stam MSc
+31 71 527 7754

Marco Stam is a Ph.D.candidate at the department of Economics of Leiden University. Prior to his appointment at Leiden University he obtained his BSc. and MSc. in Criminology from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

More information about Marco Stam

Marco has finished his BSc. in Criminology, MSc. (cum laude) in Investigative Criminology and the Research Track Criminology at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. During his master study he completed a research internship at the Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement (NSCR). At this institute he wrote his master thesis on the relation between the spatiotemporal distributions of twitter messages and violent crime.

Title of research: The effects of welfare reforms and imprisonment on the financial wellbeing and criminal behavior of ex-prisoners.

As a Ph.D. candidate, Marco is researching the effects of welfare (reforms) and imprisonment on financial wellbeing and criminal behavior. In light of recent reforms in welfare and those likely to come, this project has come to existence as a collaboration between the Department of Economics and the Department of Criminology of Leiden University. As such, it falls under the respective research programs ‘Reform of Social Legislation’ and ‘Criminal Justice: Legitimacy, Accountability and Effectivity’.


  • Bosse, T., Gerritsen, C., de Man, J., & Stam, M. (2014). Inducing anxiety through video material. In Human-Computer Interaction International 2014 – Posters’ Extended Abstracts (pp. 301- 306). Springer International Publishing.
  • Stam, M., Breda, W. van, Gerritsen, C., & Krainski, E. (2016). Assessing the Spatiotemporal Relation between Twitter Data and Violent Crime. Submitted to the 22st European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI2016).

PhD candidate

  • Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid
  • Instituut Fiscale en Economische vakken
  • Economie

Work address

Kamerlingh Onnes Building
Steenschuur 25
2311 ES Leiden
Room number B 2.25


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