SOAS University of London

Department of Economics

Sophie Van Huellen

BA (Erfurt), MSc, PhD (London)
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Sophie Van Hullen
Department of Economics

Lecturer in Economics

Food, Nutrition and Health in Development

Research Cluster Member

Dr Sophie Van Huellen
Email address:
+44(0) 20 7898 4543
SOAS University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Russell Square: College Buildings
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Academic Support Hours:
None, on sabbatical for 2018/19


PhD Students supervised
  • Natta Charusilawong, Renminbi Internationalization and its Impact on Chinese Financial Market and Asian Currencies [working title]
  • Simon Dikau, Central Banking and Economic Development

None for the academic year 2018/19


Financial markets, commodity and food prices, commodity futures markets and industries (soft and grain), international economics and finance, applied economics. Regional interests: Sub-Saharan Africa and West Africa in particular.



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.

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

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.

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: .


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.


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