Dr. Valentin Seidler, BA

Institut für Makroökonomie
Department Volkswirtschaft

WU Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien
Welthandelsplatz 1 Gebäude D4, 1.OG 1020 Wien
Tel: +43-1-31336-6113
E-Mail: valentin.seidler@wu.ac.at

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About me

I am a research associate currently leading a project funded by the Austrian National Bank (Anniversary Fund). We explore how institutional reforms affect growth on the example of British decolonization in the mid 20th century - of particular interest are the roles and incentives of experts and bureaucrats.

I hold a PhD in Economics, MA in Business, Economics and Social Sciences and a BA in Political Science/History. I have conducted research at the Universities of Warwick, Groningen and Vienna. From 2014 to 2015 I was a Visitor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. I am currently preparing an ERC Synergy Grant together with colleagues from Germany and the Netherlands.


Development Economics

Economic History

Governance and Institutions

Research Projects

Principal Investigator in Project „Decolonization, institutions and economic development” (2019-​2021), funded by OeNB’s Anniversary Fund (project 18157).

Principal Investigator in Project „Bureaucrats, Transplant and lnstitutional Quality ll" (2016-2019), funded by the FWF Austrian Science Fund (project J-3848G28).

Vita including publications


Institut für Makroökonomie

Gebäude D4, 2.OG
Welthandelsplatz 1
1020 Wien

Tel: +43-1-31336-6113