Valerie Mueller

Asst Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
3902
Senior Sustainability Scientist
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
3902

Biography

 

 

Valerie Mueller is currently an assistant professor in the School of Politics and Global Studies. Prior to joining Arizona State University, she was a senior research fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in Washington, D.C. Mueller’s research falls largely into three main themes. The first quantifies rural household vulnerability to climate variability, focusing on migration, nutrition, and health markers in Africa and Asia. The second area of research uses randomized controlled trials to identify mechanisms to improve the delivery of rural services (legal justice for women, agricultural extension, and the equitable allocation of irrigation water) in East African countries. Her third area of research is on the prospects of youth employment in Africa. She is currently co-editing a volume, which studies the evolution of youth employment and its role in the structural transformation process in Africa. 

Her research contributions have been featured in Nature Climate Change, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, American Economic Review, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, and the Journal of Development Economics, and have received significant media coverage in over 15 major media outlets (including Le Monde, Science, and Scientific American). Despite her presence in the research community, she remains involved in the field and aims to provide relevant technical expertise by repeated interaction with donor communities, local policymakers, and government officials.

Personal website can be found here.

 

Education

  • Ph.D. Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Maryland-College Park 2005 
  • M.S. Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Maryland-College Park 2001
  • B.S. Environmental Economics and Policy, University of California-Berkeley 1998

Courses

Spring 2019
Course Number Course Title
PUP 494 Special Topics
GCU 494 Special Topics
SGS 494 Special Topics
PUP 598 Special Topics
GSC 598 Special Topics
GCU 598 Special Topics
Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
SOS 394 Special Topics
SGS 394 Special Topics
POS 401 Political Statistics
SGS 401 Political Statistics
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
GCU 494 Special Topics
SGS 494 Special Topics
SOS 494 Special Topics
PUP 494 Special Topics
POS 590 Reading and Conference
GCU 598 Special Topics
GSC 598 Special Topics
PUP 598 Special Topics
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
SGS 394 Special Topics