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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. The Sex Factor: How Women Made the West Rich, (2019) - Polity Press
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

Why understanding the economy is important for everyone
Faculty’s Victoria Bateman and Diane Coyle, the Bennett Professor of Public Policy have taken part in the BBC Radio 4 economics series “Understand: the economy”, which looks to explain basic issues within the economy to a much wider audience.
Published on - Monday 13th March 2023

The history of inflation
The Faculty's Victoria Bateman takes part in a new BBC Radio 4 economics series on “Understand: the economy”, presented by Tim Harford.

She details the history of everything from inflation, to interest and mortgage rates, plus economic growth and GDP.
Published on - Monday 7th November 2022

Women Economists Under-Represented in UK Academia
Women are underrepresented at almost every level within the discipline of economics in UK academia, according to a report by the Royal Economics Society co-authored by Dr Victoria Bateman.
Published on - Tuesday 13th July 2021

Victoria Bateman Interviewed by New York Times
Dr Victoria Bateman was interviewed by the New York Times about the gender gap in economics and her recent book: The Sex Factor - How Women Made the West Rich.
Published on - Friday 11th October 2019

How Women Made the West Rich
Dr Victoria Bateman gave a talk and participated in a panel conversation at this years Hay Festival. Both were about her new book: The Sex Factor - How Women Made the West Rich.
Published on - Friday 7th June 2019


PI Paper 5 - British Industrial Revolution

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