Valerie Mueller

Valerie Mueller was formerly the Country Programme Manager and Senior Policy Economist at the IGC in London and Policy Economist for Ghana, Sierra Leone and Liberia. Prior to joining the IGC, Valerie was an Assistant Director at Deloitte’s Economic Consulting team in London. In this role, she led projects advising public and private sector clients in the fields of regulation, competition policy, financial sector development and the development of telecommunications infrastructure, as well as economic impact assessments. She worked predominantly in Sub-Saharan Africa, including South Africa, Kenya, Zambia and Nigeria, and the Middle East.

Valerie holds a BA Economics from the University of Cambridge and an MSc Economics from the London School of Economics. Her research interests lie in microfinance, mobile money, women’s  economic empowerment, migration and infrastructure development.

Content by Valerie Mueller
  • Publications Reader Item

    Information and electoral accountability

    17 Dec 2019

  • Publication - Growth Brief

    Information and electoral accountability

    Do more informed voters elect more qualified candidates? Numerous studies of varying scale and context reveal mixed evidence. Evidence appears stronger for structural interventions and mass communication than for more targeted interventions. Democracy is said to give citizens agency, as elections make it possible for them to remove poorly performing politicians....

    11 Dec 2019 | Guy Grossman, Macartan Humphreys, Valerie Mueller