Valerie Lechne is currently a Reader (Associate Professor) at University College London and a Research Fellow at IFS. She is an applied microeconomist, interested in understanding the behaviour of individuals, both theoretically and empirically, with the aim of informing policy. Her research focuses on modelling intra-household behaviour in order to understand how individuals interact to reach the decisions whose consequences we see. She is particularly interested in applying these models in the context of developing economies. She also work on consumption and health.
Lechene recieved a Ph.D. in Economics from Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Paris, in 1993.