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Núria Rodríguez-Planas is Professor of Economics at City University of New York (CUNY), Queens College, and Doctoral Faculty at The Graduate Center at CUNY. In 2023, she received a 5-year ERC Advanced Grant of 2.5 million Euros from the European Research Council to lead the project "The Causal Effect of Motherhood, Gender Norms, and Cash Transfers to Women on Intimate Partner Violence (WomEmpower)." Starting in 2024, she will be Distinguished Researcher at the Universitat de Barcelona. In 2022, she was named Russell Sage Foundation Scholar. She is a member of the Executive Committee of the Society of Economics of the Household and was the managing editor of the IZA Journal of Labor Policy from 2012 to 2023. During the academic years 2020 to 2022, she was Research Scholar at Barnard College at Columbia University. 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, the Journal of Human Resources, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, the Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, the Journal of Population Economics, and Labour Economics, 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.
She joined IZA as Research Fellow in January 2004. And is managing editor of the IZA Journal of Labor Policy since its beginning in 2012.