Dr Christine Valente

Dr Christine Valente

Dr Christine Valente
Reader in Economics

The Priory Road Complex, Priory Road, Clifton
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Department of Economics

Personal profile

I completed my PhD in Economics at the University of Sheffield in 2008, and since then I have held academic positions at the University of Nottingham and University of Sheffield, before joining the University of Bristol in October 2012. My main research interests revolve around the formation of human capital (health and education) in developing countries. Examples of my work include analyses of the determinants of child mortality in South Asia (e.g., focusing on inter-group differences in child mortality in India, or on access to birth control in the form of abortion in Nepal) and micro-econometric studies of the impact of violent civil conflict on pregnancy outcomes, child health, and education.


Development Economics, Health Economics, Economic Demography

Latest publications

  1. Miller, G & Valente, CMF, 2016, ‘Population Policy: Abortion and Modern Contraception are Substitutes’. Demography, vol 53., pp. 979-1009
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Valente, CMF, 2013, ‘Education and Civil Conflict in Nepal’. World Bank Economic Review.
  6. Valente, CMF, 2011, ‘Household Returns to Land Transfers in South Africa: A Q-squared analysis’. Journal of Development Studies, vol 47., pp. 354-375
  7. 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
  8. 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
  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

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