Dr Christine Valente

Dr Christine Valente

Dr Christine Valente
Reader in Economics

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Christine Valente is a Reader (Associate Professor) in Economics and an IZA Research Fellow. Valente 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. She has published a number of applied microeconometric studies of secondary datasets in, among others, the Journal of Development Economics and Journal of Health Economics. More recently, she has led a randomized controlled trial in Mozambican primary schools co-funded by the World Bank and the International Growth Centre (joint with Damien de Walque, World Bank) and a project funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation collecting novel data on demand for contraception in Mozambique (joint with Grant Miller (Stanford) and Áureo de Paula (UCL)).


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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