Christine Valente is a Reader (Associate Professor) in Economics at the University of Bristol, UK. Her main research interests lie in household decisions regarding fertility and human capital investments in developing countries. Her work uses a combination of quasi-experimental, experimental and structural approaches and has been published in journals such as the Journal of Development Economics and Journal of Health Economics.

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.

She joined IZA as a Research Fellow in March 2012.



IZA Discussion Paper No. 13719
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9809
published in: Demography, 2016, 53(4), 979–1009
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9208
published in: Economics of Education Review, 2019.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7174
published in: Economics of Education Review, 2015, 46, 1–22
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4009
published in: Journal of Health Economics, 2010, 29 (2), 191-204