Elke Claes is a PhD-candidate at the Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA). She obtained a Master’s degree in Business Economics from Hasselt University (Belgium) with a specialisation in accounting and finance in 2019. In 2020, she completed a Master’s degree in Economics from Maastricht University focusing on global challenges and macroeconomic policy. Elke joined ROA in 2022. She conducts research in the fields of human capital development and education.