Vicky Fouka

Assistant Professor of Political Science, Stanford University


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I am an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Stanford University, a Faculty Research Fellow at NBER and a Research Affiliate at CEPR.

My main research focus is group identity and ingroup-outgroup relations. I study the conditions under which minority members identify with and are accepted by a majority, and the implications of that for the design of policies and institutions. Major applications of my research include immigrant assimilation, the determinants of prejudice against ethnic and racial minorities, and the long-run effects of history for inter-group relations. I do primarily empirical work in various historical and geographic contexts, with a main focus on early 20th century US and contemporary Western Europe.

My articles are published or forthcoming in the American Political Science Review, the Review of Economic Studies, the Journal of Politics, the Economic Journal, Public Opinion Quarterly and Nature Human Behaviour. My work has been featured, among others, in the Washington Post, The Economist and The New York Times, and has received the Joseph L. Bernd award for best paper published in the Journal of Politics, the Economic Journal Austin Robinson prize and the best article award of the APSA Migration and Citizenship section. I received my PhD in Economics from Pompeu Fabra University in 2015.

I am on the editorial board of the Journal of Historical Political Economy and an Associate Editor in the Journal of the European Economic Association. I am also an editor and regular contributor to Broadstreet, an interdisciplinary academic blog on historical political economy.