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Vicky Fouka

Vicky Fouka

Faculty Affiliate
Stanford King Center on Global Development
Assistant Professor
Department of Political Science
PhD, Economics, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, 2015
MRes, Economics, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, 2011
MSc, Economics, Barcelona GSE, 2010
BSc, International and European Economic Studies, Athens University of Economics and Business, 2008


Vicky Fouka is an assistant professor of political science at Stanford University. Her main research focus is group identity and ingroup-outgroup relations. She studies the conditions under which outgroup members are accepted as part of the ingroup and the determinants of ingroup views towards outgroups. Major applications of her research includes immigrant assimilation, the determinants of native prejudice against immigrants, the long-run effects of intergroup conflict and the interaction between ethnicity and race. She does primarily empirical work in various historical and geographic contexts, with a main focus on early 20th century US and contemporary Western Europe. She received her PhD in economics from Pompeu Fabra University in 2015.

Research Interests: 
Cultural Economics, Political Economy