Valeria Rueda is an Assistant Professor in the School of Economics at the University of Nottingham. She received a PhD in Economics from Sciences Po, Paris in 2016. After that, she was a Career Development Fellow at Pembroke College, Oxford, where she was associated with the Economic and Social History Research Group. Her research investigates historical determinants of spatial inequalities of economic outcomes, health, and political participation. She has devoted significant attention to the role of culture in shaping persistent development patterns. Please visit her website for more information.