SOAS University of London

Department of Economics

Dr Sophie Van Huellen

BA (Erfurt), MSc, PhD (London)
  • Teaching
  • Research
  • Publications

Overview

Sophie Van Hullen
Food, Nutrition and Health in Development

Research Cluster Member

Industrial Development and Policy

Research Cluster Member

Department of Economics

Director of Learning & Teaching (Student Experience and Engagement)

Name:
Dr Sophie Van Huellen
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Biography

Sophie van Huellen is a Lecturer in the Department of Economics. Her research focus is on primary commodities (production, processing, pricing, risk management and trade), international finance (macro-financial linkages) and applied econometrics.

She is Co-Investigator for the ‘Reservoir Computing for Macroeconomic Modelling’ project funded by the ESRC Research Methods Development Grants (2020) with Prof Petros Dellaportas (UCL) as Principal Investigator. She is also an editor for Open Economics and currently acts as Interim Research Director for the Anti-Corruption Evidence (ACE) SOAS Consortium led by Prof Mushtaq Khan (SOAS).

She has worked as a consultant for various international, regional, and national institutions including the German Federal Ministry of Finance for a project on the adequacy of regulations of commodity derivative markets, the African Development Bank for a background paper on the West African cocoa sector, and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) for a background paper on the commodity super cycle.

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, before joining the Department of Economics as a Lecturer in 2015. 

Teaching

Research

Sophie focuses on two interrelated areas of research: primary commodities (their production, processing, pricing, risk management and trade), and international finance (macro-financial linkages). She is also exploring potential implications of new (and old) techniques and concepts in machine learning for applied economic research. Within the first area of research, she is particularly interested in the financialisation of commodity markets and sectors. Within the second area of research, she explores the linkages between international financial markets and macroeconomic balances. 

Publications

Articles

van Huellen, Sophie and Abubakar, Fuad Mohammed (2021) 'Potential for Upgrading in Financialised Agri-Food Chains: The Case of Ghanaian Cocoa'. European Journal of Development Research, (33) 2, pp 227-252.

Asante-Poku, Nana Amma and van Huellen, Sophie (2021) 'Commodity Exporter’s Vulnerabilities in Times of COVID-19: The Case of Ghana'. Canadian Journal of Development Studies. [Forthcoming]

van Hullen, Sophie and Qin, Duo and Lu, Shan and Wang, Huiwen and Wang, Qingchao and Moraitis, Thanos (2020) 'Modelling Opportunity Cost Effects in Money Demand due to Openness'. International Journal of Finance and Economics. [Forthcoming]

van Huellen, Sophie (2020) 'Approaches to Price Formation in Financialised Commodity Markets'. Journal of Economic Surveys, (34) 1, pp 219-237.

Van Huellen, Sophie (2020) 'Too much of a good thing? Speculative effects on commodity futures curves'. Journal of Financial Markets, (47) 100480, pp 100480.

van Huellen, Sophie and Qin, Duo (2019) 'Compulsory Schooling and Returns to Education: A Re-Examination'. Econometrics, (7) 3, pp 36.

van Huellen, Sophie (2019) 'Price Discovery in Commodity Futures and Cash Markets with Heterogeneous Agents'. Journal of International Money and Finance, (95), pp 1-13.

Van Huellen, Sophie (2018) 'How financial investment distorts food prices: Evidence from US grain markets'. Agricultural Economics, (49) 2, pp 171-181.

Qin, Duo and van Hullen, Sophie and Wang, Qingchao (2016) 'How Credible Are Shrinking Wage Elasticities of Married Women Labour Supply?'. Econometrics, (4) 1, pp 1-31.

Muller, Philipp S. and van Huellen, Sophie (2012) 'A Revolution in 140 Characters? Reflecting on the Role of Social Networking Technologies in the 2009 Iranian Post-Election Protests'. Policy & Internet, (4) 3-4, pp 184-205.

Book Chapters

Nissanke, Machiko and van Huellen, Sophie (2014) 'Commodities Super-cycle: Implications for South Asia." In Regional Integration in South Asia: Trends, Challenges and Prospects'. Regional Integration in South Asia: Trends, Challenges and Prospects. London: The Commonwealth, pp 281-303.

Monographs and Working Papers

Bashi Rudahindwa, Jonathan and van Huellen, Sophie (2020) Regional Developmentalism in West Africa: The Case for Commodity-Based Industrialisation through Regional Cooperation in the Cocoa-Chocolate Sector. London: SOAS Department of Economics Working Paper No. 239.

van Huellen, Sophie and Qin, Duo and Lu, Shan and Wang, Huiwen and Wang, Qingchao and Moraitis, Thanos (2019) Modelling Opportunity Cost Effects in Money Demand due to Openness. London: .

van Huellen, Sophie (2019) Approaches to Price Formation in Financialised Commodity Markets. London: SOAS University of London.

Qin, Duo and Van Huellen, Sophie and Elshafie, Raghda and Liu, Yimeng and Moraitis, Thanos (2019) A Principled Approach to Assessing Missing-Wage Induced Selection Bias. Working Paper Series, No. 216: .

van Huellen, Sophie (2018) Price Discovery in Commodity Futures and Cash Markets with Heterogenous Agents. London: SOAS University of London.

Van Huellen, Sophie (2018) Too Much of a Good Thing? Speculative Effects on Commodity Futures Curves. London: SOAS Department of Economics Working Paper Series; No.211.

Heidorn, Thomas and van Huellen, Sophie and Ruehl, Christof and Woebbeking, Fabian (2017) The long- and short-run impact of oil price changes on major global economies. Working Paper Series, No. 225: Frankfurt School of Finance & Management.

Van Huellen, Sophie and Qin, Duo (2016) Compulsory Schooling and the Returns to Education: A Reexamination. SOAS Department of Economics Working Paper Series; 199.

Qin, Duo and van Huellen, Sophie and Wang, Qing-Chao (2015) What Happens to Wage Elasticities When We Strip Playometrics? Revisiting Married Women Labour Supply Model. SOAS Department of Economics Working Paper Series, No. 190.. London: SOAS University of London.

Heidorn, Thomas and van Huellen, Sophie and Loayza-Desfontaines, Yitzhak and Riedler, Jesper and Schmaltz, Christian and Schröder, Michael (2014) Flankierende Ansätze zur Verbesserung der Markttransparenz und Bekämpfung von Marktmissbrauch im Rohstoffterminhandel. Mannheim: ZEW.

van Huellen, Sophie (2013) Price Non-Convergence in Commodities: A Case Study of the Wheat Conundrum. SOAS Department of Economics Working Paper Series (185) pp. 1-31.. London: .

Translations

van Huellen, Sophie and Qin, Duo (2012) 'O. Morgenstern, Excerpts from 'Wirtschaftsprognose: Eine Untersuchung ihrer Voraussetzungen und Möglichkeiten.' 1928, 20 (previously unpublished in English).' The Rise of Econometrics.

Opinion Pieces / Media / Blogs

van Huellen, Sophie and Asante-Poku, Nana Amma (2021) How commodity exporting countries like Ghana have been hit by COVID-19.

van Huellen, Sophie (2019) Cereal Offenders.

 

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