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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



Recent Activities

Dr. Bateman on BBC Radio 4 - Publication Date: 2018-02-23
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 - Publication Date: 2017-10-13
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. Bateman debates Brexit on Radio 4 - Publication Date: 2017-07-26
Dr Victoria Bateman was asked to debate Brexit and the latest GDP growth figures with a leading Brexiteer, on Radio 4's World at One programme. You can listen online or download the podcast.

Brexit Week - how did we get here and what happens now? - Publication Date: 2016-10-13
In partnership with UK in a Changing Europe you are invited to join us for a series of interdisciplinary discussion events during the week of 18-22 October to explore Brexit: how did we get here, and what happens now?

Cambridge Women's Economics Network: meet and greet events - Publication Date: 2015-11-06
Following the success of the "Women in Economics Day" held at Gonville and Caius College in September, the Cambridge Women’s Economics Network are launching the women's economics network to help support the aspirations of female economics students and academics at the University.

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