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Research Interests

Economic history; Historical development of the market economy; Economic growth from a historical perspective


Undergraduate degree from Cambridge and DPhil from Oxford; teaches economic history and macroeconomics; book reviewer for THES; author of Markets and Growth in Early Modern Europe (published by Pickering and Chatto, 2012).

Recent Publications

Published Papers

Bateman, V.N. Classical liberalism: the foundation for a new economics?, (2016) Critical Review
Bateman, V. N. The evolution of markets in early modern Europe, 1350-1800: A study of wheat prices, (2011) Economic History Review

Authored Book

Bateman, V.N. Markets and growth in early modern Europe, (2016) Perspectives in Economic and Social History - Routledge

Chapter in Book

Bateman, V.N. Milton Friedman, (2018) in the book: Great economic thinkers - Chicago University Press
Bateman, V.N. John Maynard Keynes, (2018) in the book: Great economic thinkers - Chicago University Press
Bateman, V.N. Price volatility and markets in late medieval and early modern Europe, (2014) in the book: A history of market performance: from ancient Babylonia to the modern world - Routledge

Regular Economic Commentary

Bloomberg View



Research Activities

Women’s Reproductive Rights Worldwide - Event Date - 15th November 2018
Professor Yana Rodgers (Rutgers University) will discusses her new book in conversation with Dr. Victoria Bateman on Thursday 15 November 2018, between 6.00-7.00pm, in Bateman Auditorium, Gonville & Caius College. All Welcome.

Women in Economics Day - Translation of Theoretical Economics into Real-World Policy Changes - Event Date - 20th September 2018
The 4th Women In Economics Day will take place at Gonville & Caius College on Thursday 20th September 2018. Dr. Victoria Bateman has put together a programme of speakers from IFS, the Bank of England, Cambridge Econometrics and the Women's Equality Party and will be welcoming 100 sixth formers from across the UK, hopefully inspiring the female economists of the future. Book a place on the event by going to the Gonville & Caius page.

Economics with Subtitles - Government Debt - Published on - 13th September 2018
Dr. Victoria Bateman was featured on the BBC Radio 4 documentary "Economics with Subtitles". The programme explored Government Debt.

Dr. Bateman on BBC Radio 4 - Published on - 23rd February 2018
Dr Victoria Bateman spoke on a Radio 4 Money-Box special this Wednesday on the topic "what Britain sells". Available to listen here (Dr Bateman is in the latter half of the programme).

Dr. Bateman spoke to the BBC about the Lack of Women in Economics - Published on - 13th October 2017
Dr Victoria Bateman and economics undergraduates Clara Starrsjo (Gonville and Caius College) and Paulin Nusser (Magdalene College) were featured on the BBC World Service programme - Business Daily. The subject of the programme was the lack of women in economics. Their discussion was also featured on the front page of the BBC news website.

Dr Victoria Bateman

Fellow and College Lecturer in Economics (Gonville and Caius College)

Research Group:
Economic History

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Contact Details
College: Gonville and Caius College
College Tel: +44(0)1223 766283