Alicía Adserà

Princeton University, USA, and IZA, Germany

I am thrilled to contribute to IZA World of Labor. I applaud the project’s goal to make the most recent research in labor economics accessible to policymakers and the general public

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Research scholar and lecturer in economics and international affairs, Princeton University, USA

Research interest

Economic demography, development, and international political economy

Past positions

Associate Professor, Economics, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA; Assistant Professor, Economics, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain


PhD Economics, Boston University, 1996

Selected publications

  • “The role of language in shaping international migration.” Economic Journal (Forthcoming) (with M. Pytlikova).

  • “The myth of immigrant women as secondary workers: Evidence from Canada.” American Economic Review 104:3 (2014): 360–364 (with A. Ferrer).

  • “Fertility adaptation of child migrants to Canada.” Population Studies 68:1 (2014): 65–79 (with A. Ferrer).

  • “Parental son preference and children's housework: The Indian case.” Population Research and Policy Review 32:4 (2013): 553–584 (with T. Lin).

  • “Vanishing children: From high unemployment to low fertility in developed countries.” American Economic Review 95:2 (2005): 198–193.