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Stefania Paredes Fuentes

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Contact details

Telephone: +44 (0)24 761 50045

Email: S dot Paredes-Fuentes at warwick dot ac dot uk

Room: S2.121

Advice and feedback hours:
Term 3: Wednesdays 11.00-12.00 & 16.00-17.00

Associate Professor | Deputy Director of Undergraduate Studies

Stefania joined the Department in August 2015. Her current research is on the colonial and non-colonial origins of Latin American institutions and inequality and what causes growth to accelerate and collapse in Latin America.

Stefania is Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Fellow of the Warwick International Higher Education Academy (2017 - 2020), and Senior Associate and member of the Exec Board of the Economics Network.

Current Research Interests

  • Economic Growth and Development
  • Institutional Economics
  • Pedagogical Methods in teaching Economics

(see my recent work)

Other Research Interests

  • Political Economy
  • Economic History
  • Political Economy in Latin America


  • EC108 Macroeconomics I
  • EC230 Economics of Money and Banking
  • EC339 Applied Macroeconomics
  • EC331 Research in Applied Economics (Project Supervisor)

RAE Topics (Final Year Research Project) and MSc Dissertations

These are topics I am particularly keen to supervise based on my past and current research interests. You are welcome to come during my office hours to talk about your research interests on any of these topics before choosing your RAE group (or get assigned an MSc supervisor).

  • Human Rights and Macroeconomics
  • Natural Resource Curse/Dutch disease
  • The relationship between institutions and inequality (preferred focus: Latin America)
  • Historical evolution of institutions
  • The Effects of 'Fair Trade' Policies on Producer Communities
  • Female engagement with Economics

Other Departmental Responsibilities:

  • Deputy Director UG Studies
  • Course Director EPAIS
    Chair EPAIS Management Committee
  • Joint Degrees Academic Director
  • Teaching & Learning Seminar Series Organiser
  • Member of UMC
  • Member of SSLC
  • Member of Students' Progression Working group