Dr Christine Valente

Dr Christine Valente

Dr Christine Valente
Reader in Economics

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Department of Economics

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Christine Valente is an Associate Professor in Economics and an IZA Research Fellow. She received an undergraduate degree (“Maîtrise”) and research Master’s degree (“DEA”) from Université Paris 1-Panthéon Sorbonne and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Sheffield in 2001, 2002 and 2008 respectively.

Her main research interests lie in household decisions regarding fertility and human capital investments in developing countries. Her work uses experimental, quasi-experimental and structural methods. In her latest research, she studies the role of information in education decisions and demand for contraception.


Development Economics, Health Economics, Economic Demography

Latest publications

  1. Valente, C, 2019, ‘Primary education expansion and quality of schooling’. Economics of Education Review, vol 73.
  2. Miller, G & Valente, CMF, 2016, ‘Population Policy: Abortion and Modern Contraception are Substitutes’. Demography, vol 53., pp. 979-1009
  3. Valente, C, 2015, ‘Civil conflict, gender-specific fetal loss, and selection: A new test of the Trivers-Willard hypothesis’. Journal of Health Economics, vol 39., pp. 31-50
  4. Dickerson, A, McIntosh, S & Valente, C, 2015, ‘Do the maths: An analysis of the gender gap in mathematics in Africa’. Economics of Education Review, vol 46., pp. 1-22
  5. Valente, CMF, 2014, ‘Access to Abortion, Investments in Neonatal Health, and Sex Selection: Evidence from Nepal’. Journal of Development Economics, vol 107., pp. 225-243
  6. Valente, CMF, 2013, ‘Education and Civil Conflict in Nepal’. World Bank Economic Review.
  7. Valente, CMF, 2011, ‘Household Returns to Land Transfers in South Africa: A Q-squared analysis’. Journal of Development Studies, vol 47., pp. 354-375
  8. Bhalotra, SR, Valente, CMF & van Soest, AHO, 2010, ‘The Puzzle of Muslim Advantage in Child Survival in India’. Journal of Health Economics, vol 29., pp. 191 - 204
  9. Valente, CMF, 2009, ‘The Food (In)Security Impact of Land Redistribution in South Africa: Microeconometric evidence from national data’. World Development, vol 37., pp. 1540-1553
  10. Bhalotra, S, Valente, CMF & Van Soest, A, 2009, ‘Religion and Childhood Death in India’. in: A Sharif, R Basant (eds) Handbook of Muslims in India. Oxford University Press

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