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Marco Stam

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

Marco Stam is affiliated as a post-doctoral researcher to the departments of Criminology and Economics since January 2022.

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Marco Stam is affiliated as a post-doctoral researcher to the departments of Criminology and Economics since January 2022.



After obtaining a BSc degree in Criminology, Marco received a MSc degree in Investigative Criminology (cum laude) and the Research Track Criminology (cum laude) from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. His masterthesis, written during an internship at the Netherlands

Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement, was presented and published at the Benelux Conference on Artificial Intelligence. During his doctoral research, he received formal education in Econometrics and Applied Microeconometrics at the Tinbergen Institute.


In January 2022, Marco successfully defended his PhD dissertation ‘Essays on Welfare Benefits, Employment, and Crime’, written at the Department of Economics and the Department of Criminology at Leiden University. His doctoral research was part of the ‘Reform of Social Legislationand ‘Criminal Justice: Legitimacy, Accountability and Effectivityresearch programs, and received financial support from the Gak institute. The resulting papers were presented at various international conferences, including the annual meetings of the EALE, ESPE and ASC. Policy relevant work was presented at the Dutch Central Bank and the Ministry of Social Affairs.

Marco currently participates as a researcher in the Leiden University project of ‘Punishment: What Works?’ and the Centre for BOLD Cities project of ‘Reintegration in BOLD Cities’, funded by the Gratama foundation and the Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development, respectively.


During his doctoral research, Marco taught and coordinated various courses in criminology and economics. He currently supervises bachelor’s and master’s theses in criminology.

Ancillary activities

Through his affiliation as a data scout to ODISSEI, Marco contributes to data source integration into a national data infrastructure for academic research.

Guest staff member

  • Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid
  • Instituut Fiscale en Economische vakken
  • Economie

Work address

Kamerlingh Onnes Building
Steenschuur 25
2311 ES Leiden
Room number B3.08


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