Dr Sophie van Huellen

Lecturer in Development Economics

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Sophie van Huellen is a Lecturer in Development Economics. Her research focus is on primary commodity markets and commodity dependency; financialisation; global production networks; macro-financial linkages; and machine learning applications in economics.

She is currently Co-I on the ESRC funded project Reservoir Computing for Macroeconomic Modelling

She obtained a BA in Economics, Politics and Philosophy from the University of Erfurt, Germany. She was further trained in economics (MSc and PhD) at SOAS University of London.

Contact: sophie.vanhuellen@manchester.ac.uk

Areas of expertise

  • HB Economic Theory - Development Economics, Natural Resource Governance, Primary Commodities, Agricultural Commodities, International Finance, Global value chains (GVCs), Financialisation, Political Economy, Heterodox Economics
  • HG Finance - Market Microstructure, International Finance
  • HA Statistics - Applied Econometrics, Machine Learning

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

Education / academic qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Economics, SOAS University of London
  • Master of Science, Development Economics, SOAS University of London
  • Bachelor of Arts, Economics, Politics, and Philosophy, University of Erfurt

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