Núria Rodríguez-Planas

Queens College, CUNY, and IZA, Germany

IZA World of Labor role

Author, Topic spokesperson


Childcare, Mentoring programs, At-risk youth, Risky behaviors, Active labor market programs, Vocational training, Persistence of culture on cognitive performance and risky behaviors, Fixed-term contracts, Motherhood penalty, Female labor force, Graduating during a recession, Part-time work, Flexible work arrangements


United States


Catalan - Native speaker, Spanish - Native speaker, French - Non-native speaker, English - Non-native speaker

Media experience

Print, Digital, Television




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Current position

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

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.