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Núria Rodríguez-Planas
Economics Department

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Núria Rodríguez-Planas is Professor of Economics at City University of New York (CUNY), Queens College, Doctoral Faculty at The Graduate Center at CUNY, and Research Scholar at Barnard College at Columbia University. She is also the managing editor of the IZA Journal of Labor Policy. Prior to moving to New York, she was Research Fellow at IZA in Bonn from 2012 to 2015; Visiting Professor at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra from 2012 to 2013; Assistant Professor at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona from 2004 to 2012; and Affiliated Professor at the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics from 2007 to 2012. She has also held positions in Washington DC as an Economist at Mathematica Policy Research from 2000 to 2004, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System from 1998 to 2000, and the Brookings Institution from 1997 to 1998. She received her Ph.D. in Economics in 1999 from Boston University. 

Her research is mostly distributed across three broad highly policy-relevant topics: (1) Policies, Institutions, and Social Justice in Labor Economics and Human Capital Development; (2) Social Norms and Behavioral Decisions; and (3) Public Health Issues. She has published in the American Economic Review, American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, Journal of Human Resources, Journal of Public Economics, and Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, among other journals. Much of her work has been written about in The Wilson Quarterly, The New York Times, El País, El Economista, and La Vanguardia, among others, and it has also been covered internationally by radio and television. Her research has been funded by the Russell Sage Foundation, The Carnegie Corporation of New York, BBVA, IZA, PSC-CUNY, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, European Commission, DG Employment, Social Affairs, and Equal Opportunities, FUNCAS, among others. 


Pressupostos de Genere. Eines 3. Editor: Generalitat de Catalunya, Institut Catala de la Dona, Barcelona, February 2006.

Book Chapters:

Vocational Training. In: James D Wright, Editor-in-Chief, The International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2nd edition, Oxford: Elsevier Ltd (in press).

Migration, Crisis and Adjustment in an Enlarged E(M)U: The Spanish Perspective with Lidia Farre in: Kahanec, M., and Zimmermann, K.F., Migration and the Great Recession: Adjustments in the Lab our Market of an Enlarged European Community, Edward Elgar, (in press).

Wage and Occupational Assimilation by Skill Level with Miguel-Angel Alcobendas and Raquel Vegas in The Socio-Economic Impact of Migration Flows: Measuring Effects on Trade, Labour Market, Remittances and Output, 2014. Springer Editorial (Series on Population Economics).

Journal Articles:

"A Roadmap to Vocational Education and Training Systems in Industrialized Countries" with Werner Eichhorst, Ricarda Schmidl, and Klaus F. Zimmermann. Industrial Labor Relations Review (forthcoming).

"Can't Buy Mommy's Love? Universal Childcare and Children's Long-Term Cognitive Development: Evidence from a Natural Experiment" with Christina Felfe and Natalia Nollenberger. Journal of Population Economics (forthcoming). Press coverage: Nada es Gratis by Antonio Cabrales, March 11th, 2013.

"Part-Time Status, Fixed-Term Contracts, and the Returns to Experience" with Daniel Fernandez-Kranz and Marie Paul. Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics (forthcoming).

"Do Moroccans Fare Better or Worse than other Migrants in Spain?" with Raquel Vegas. Middle East Development Journal (forthcoming).

"Do Youth Mentoring Programs Change the Perspectives and Improve the Life Opportunities of At-Risk Youth? " IZA World of Labor, May 2014.

"Immigrants from Eastern Partnership (EaP) Countries in Spain" with Lidia Farre. IZA Journal of European Labor Studies, 22 January 2014, 3:1.

"The Motherhood Earnings Dip: Evidence from Administrative Data" with Daniel Fernandez-Kranz and Aitor Lacuesta. Journal of Human Resources, 2013, 48 (1), 169-197. Press coverage: El Pais, December 5th, 2010.

"Playing Hard to Get: Theory and Evidence on Layoffs, Recall Expectations and Unemployment." Research in Labor Economics, 2013, Volume 38.

"Youth Unemployment and Vocational Training" with Klaus F. Zimmermann, Costanza Biavaschi, Werner Eichhorst, Corrado Giulietti, Michael J. Kendzia, Alexander Muravyev, Janneke Pieters, and Ricarda Schmidl. Foundations and Trends in Microeconomics, 2013, Volume 9 Issue 1-2, 1‐157.

"Determinants of Immigrant's Cash-Welfare Benefit Intake in Spain." International Journal of Manpower, 2013, Volume 34 Number 1/2.

"Longer-Term Impacts of Mentoring, Educational Services, and Learning Incentives: Evidence from a Randomized Trial in the U.S." American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 2012, (4), 121-139. Press coverage: The Wilson Quarterly, Fall 2013, and Nada es Gratis, by Antonio Cabrales, May 10th, 2010.

"Mentoring, Educational Services, and Financial Incentives: What Do We Know about Them?" Evaluation and Program Planning,2012, 35, 481-490. Top 8th article in the domain of article 22459009, since its publication as of July 2014.

"Wage and Occupational Assimilation by Skill Level. Migration Policy Lessons from Spain." IZA Journal of European Labor Studies, 31 Dec 2012, 1:8.

"Moroccans' Assimilation in Spain: Family-Based versus Labor-Based Migration" with Raquel Vegas. Middle East Development Journal, 2011, Volume 3 ( 2): 119-139.

"Channels through which Public Employment Services and Small-Business Assistance Programs Work." Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 2010, Volume 72, No.4, 458-485.

Press coverage: UAB Divulga, July 2011. "The Part-Time Penalty in a Segmented Labor Market" with Daniel Fernandez-Kranz. Labour Economics, 2011, Volume 18, 591-606.

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