Valeria Rueda is an Assistant Professor in the School of Economics, and the deputy director of NICEP (Nottingham Interdisciplinary Centre for Political and Economic Research). She is a research affiliate of the CEPR and CAGE.
She received a PhD in Economics from Sciences Po, Paris in 2016. She joined the School of Economics in 2019. Before that, she was a Career Development Fellow at the University of Oxford, where she was associated with the Economic and Social History Research Group.
Please visit Valeria Rueda's website for up-to-date information on research and to download an up-to-date CV.
Office hours: Tuesdays 17:30-18:30.
- ECON1019: "Growth and Development in the Long-Run Historical Perspective"
- ECON3005: "Advanced Development Economics"
- ECON 4024 "Development Microeconomics"
Valeria Rueda investigates the deep-rooted determinants of spatial inequalities, focusing on health and gender inequalities. She has devoted significant attention to the role of culture in shaping… read more
Valeria Rueda investigates the deep-rooted determinants of spatial inequalities, focusing on health and gender inequalities. She has devoted significant attention to the role of culture in shaping persistent inequalities.
Her work aims at understanding the deep-rooted determinants of economic and political inequalities. She is particularly interested in the role of culture on economic and political outcomes. For instance, her previous work has studied the role of religion on development. Her current research agenda focuses on women's empowerment.
She is currently co-PI in two projects. The first one is on the impact of the British Suffrage movement on the mobilisation of women into politics. The second one is on diversity in science.
Valeria Rueda's previous research studied different cases of cultural and institutional determinants of development. A first strand of research has looked into the role of early 20th century Christian missions in shaping different health and political outcomes in sub-Saharan Africa. A second strand has devoted attention to the 19th century Italian Unification, an unusual event of extremely rapid nation-building and dismantling of the ancien régime. This project looks at the role of Unification on the geographic distribution of economic activity.