Doctor Valentina Tonei

Dr Valentina Tonei

Lecturer in Economics

Research interests

  • The socio-economic determinants of parental investments
  • Child development
  • Gender and health inequalities 

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Accepting applications from PhD students.

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I am a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Economics at the School of Economic, Social and Political Science of the University of Southampton, Department of Economics. I am also affiliated to UCL Social Research Institute.
Before joining the University of Southampton in January 2020, I was a British Academy Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Department of Economics and Related Studies at the University of York (2017-2019) and Postdoctoral Fellow at the Economic and Social Research Institute in Ireland (2016).
My primary research fields are Health Economics, Family Economics and Applied MicroEconometrics.
My papers have been published in leading scientific journals, such as the Journal of Health Economics and the European Economic Review.