Núria Rodríguez-Planas

Queens College, CUNY, and IZA, Germany

This is an important and challenging project that will bring evidence-based results to policymakers and practitioners

IZA World of Labor role

Author, Topic spokesperson

Current position

Associate Professor at Queens College, CUNY, USA, and IZA Visiting Research Fellow, Germany

Research interest

Program and policy evaluation in labor, education and risky behaviors, wages and flexible work arrangements, gender and immigration

Positions/functions as a policy advisor

Expert for the 2013 World Development Report; Presentation of own research in the colloque international sur “les politiques actives du marché du travail” à Paris. Organized by Antoine Magnier, director of the Department of Research, Studies and Statistics (DARES) of the French Ministry of Labor, Employment, Vocational Training and Social Dialogue, with the collaboration of Bruno Crépon and Thomas Le Barbanchon (CREST, Paris)

Past positions

Assistant Professor, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, 2004–2012; Researcher, Mathematica Policy Research, 2000–2004; Economist, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, 1998–2000


PhD Economics, Boston University, 1999

Selected publications

  • “Longer-term impacts of mentoring, educational services, and learning incentives: Evidence from a randomized trial in the U.S.” American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 4:4 (2012): 121–139.

  • “The motherhood earnings dip: Evidence from administrative data.” Journal of Human Resources 48:1 (2013): 169–197 (with D. Fernández-Kranz and A. Lacuesta).

  • “Youth unemployment and vocational training.” Foundations and Trends in Microeconomics 9:1–2 (2013): 1–157 (with K. F. Zimmermann, C. Biavaschi, W. Eichhorst, C. Giulietti, M. J. Kendzia, A. Muravyev, J. Pieters, and R. Schmidl).

  • “The part-time penalty in a segmented labor market.” Labour Economics 18 (2011): 591–606 (with D. Fernández-Kranz).

  • “Channels through which public employment services and small-business assistance programs work.” Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics 72:4 (2010): 458–485.