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I am a Lecturer in Political Economy in the Department of Applied Social Sciences, Forensics and Politics. I joined the Department in 2019, and I hold a PhD from SOAS University of London. My research interests focus on economic crises and capitalist restructuring in times of crises, and my approach lies at the intersection between heterodox economics and International Political Economy. In my doctoral research I looked at the political economy of the crisis in the Eurozone and specifically its causes and manifestations in the case of Portugal. The thesis analysed Portugal’s economic vulnerabilities prior to the crisis, and it also interrogated the relationship between internal and external drivers of neoliberal adjustment. Recently, I have extended my interest in economic crises to investigate the relationship between Covid-19 and the current recession, as well as policy solutions to the crisis notably in relation to public banking. I am working on a project on public banks’ role in mitigating the effects of the pandemic and the recession.

Prior to joining the University of Winchester, I was a Teaching Fellow in International Political Economy at King’s College London, where I am currently a Visiting Lecturer. I am a Research Associate at SOAS and a member of Reteaching Economics. Before pursuing a doctoral degree, I worked at the United Nations Association Norway and briefly at the Norwegian Embassy in Brazil. I speak Norwegian, Portuguese, and Spanish.





Stadheim, V. (2021) 'Banks 1 - Portugal 0'? Financial player entanglements in the Eurozone crisis, Competition & Change, DOI:10.1177/1024529420964730

Stadheim, V. (2021) Covid-19 y el Gran Encierro: el Reino Unido. In Mariña Flores, A., Cámera Izquerdo, S. and Fusaro, L. (eds.) Coronavirus, Depresión Mundial y Crisis SistémicaMexico City: Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana (in press).

Stadheim, V. (2020) Public Banking in Pandemic Times: Portugal's Caixa Geral de Depósitos. In McDonald, D., Marois, T., and Barrowclough, D. Public Banks and Covid-19: Combatting the Pandemic with Public Finance. Municipal Services Project (Kingston), UNCTAD (Geneva), and Eurodad (Brussels).

Stadheim, V. (2019) Book review: Commodity: The Global Commodity System in the 21st Century, Economic Issues, Vol. 24, No.1. pp 95-96. 



Stadheim, V. (2019) The crisis in the Eurozone: what role did production play? Sheffield Political Economy Institute (SPERI).

Lavery, S., Rademacher, I., and Stadheim, V. (2019) Industrial development in the post-crash world- Part 1: an introduction to the series. Sheffield Political Economy Institute (SPERI).

Stadheim, V.  (2016) Krisepolitikk i Portugal: et angrep på fagforeningene [in Norwegian]. Fagbladet Samfunn og økonomi. No. 1, pp.80-83.

Stadheim, V. (2013) Dagens arbeiderklasse, krise og muligheter for motstand. Et intervju med David McNally [in Norwegian], Tidsskriftet Rødt. 42(1).

Stadheim, V. (2012) Privat eindomsrett i Amazonas: rett til jord eller primitiv akkumulasjon?, Tidsskriftet Rødt, 41(1).

Stadheim, V. (2011) The missing link: finanskrisen og menneskerettighetene [in Norwegian], Dagsavisen, 10 December. 

Stadheim, V. (2011) En ny og bedre økonomisk politikk? [in Norwegian], Sandefjords Blad, 27 October. 



Stadheim, V (2020) Covid-19 and the Great Lockdown: what type of crisis? SOAS Economcs Webinar. 12 June 2020. 

Stadheim, V. (2020) Impactos del Covid-19 y de la recesión en Europa. Ciclo de Conferencias: Coronavirus, Depresión Mundial y Crisis Sistémica, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Mexicy city, 18 June 2020. 

Stadheim, V. (2019) Portugal in the Eurozone crisis: current account imbalances, the euro and product specialisation, International Political Economy (IPEG), London, 2-3 May 2019.

Stadheim, V. (2019) Portugal in the Eurozone crisis: current account imbalances, the euro and product specialisation, Historical Materialism, Athens, 2-5 May 2019.

Stadheim, V. (2019) Class Agency, the power of finance and the euro: The case of Portugal in the Eurozone crisis, International Studies Association (ISA), Toronto, 27-30 March 2019.

Stadheim, V. (2018) Class agency, finance and the euro: the case of Portugal in the Eurozone crisis, Europe after Brexit, London, 21-22 September 2018.

Stadheim, V. (2018) Portugal in the Eurozone crisis: political agency, crisis management and the euro, Association for Contemporary Iberian Studies (ACIS), Barcelona, 5-7 September 2018.

Stadheim, V. (2018) The euro as a financial architecture, political agency and crisis management in Portugal, The International Initiative for Promoting Political Economy (IIPPE), Pula, 12-14. September 2018.

Stadheim, V. (2017) Financial crisis, Troika programme and austerity: the case of Portugal, Vardøger, Oslo, 29 April 2017.

Stadheim, V. (2016) Portugal’s neoliberal crisis management: what were the social forces behind it? The International Initiative for Promoting Political Economy (IIPPE), Lisbon, 8 September 2016.

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