Valentina Duque

Visiting Research Scholar
Office Phone
124 Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building

Valentina Duque is an Assistant Professor at the School of Public Affairs at American University in Washington D.C.and a Visiting Scholar at the Center for Health and Wellbeing at Princeton University. Professor Duque is an economist specializing in health economics, economic development, and public policy. In her academic work, Professor Duque has studied the effects of economic and environmental shocks on children's physical and mental health and educational outcomes; and the role of social policies in mitigating early-life adversities and fostering long-run human capital outcomes. Currently, she is working on analyzing the effects of public housing on the education and health outcomes of children in developing countries using a large-scale RCT. Professor Duque received her Ph.D. in social policy from Columbia University in 2015 and later pursued a postdoctoral program at the University of Michigan. Before joining American University, she was an Assistant Professor in Economics at the University of Sydney, where she taught courses in applied empirical methods, health, and social policies.