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 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)." Since 2024, she is Distinguished Researcher at the Universitat de Barcelona. She was Russell Sage Foundation Scholar for academic year 2023-24. She is a member of the Gender Gap Advisory Council of the Department of Inclusion, Social Security and Migration of Spain (Ministerio de Inclusión, Seguridad Social y Migraciones, MISSM) from 2024-26; and a member of the Executive Committee of the Society of Economics of the Household (2023-27). She was the managing editor of the IZA Journal of Labor Policy (2012-23). 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 (2012-15); Visiting Professor at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra and Institut d'Analisi Economica (2012-13); Assistant Professor at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (2004-12); and Affiliated Professor at the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics (2007-12). She has also held positions in Washington DC as an Economist at Mathematica Policy Research (2000-04), the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System(1998-2000), and the Brookings Institution (1997-98). 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.

According to RePEC, she is ranked in the top 1.5% of all economists in the last 10 years.

As Principal Investigator, she has received grants from the European Research Council, 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. All together these grants amount to about $3.2 millions (only counting those where she was PI).

She has published in the American Economic Review, American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, Journal of Labor 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, and has been covered internationally by radio and television.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 14113
substantially revised version published as 'COVID-19, College Academic Performance, and the Flexible Grading Policy: A Longitudinal Analysis' in: Journal of Public Economics, 2022, 207, 104606
IZA Discussion Paper No. 13644
published in: Economics of Education Review, 2022, 87, 102233
IZA Discussion Paper No. 13349
published in: Economics of Education Review, 2020, 78, 102013
IZA Discussion Paper No. 12371
significantly revised version published as 'Gender Equality and the Math Gender Gap' in: Economics of Education Review. 2020, 79, 102064
IZA Discussion Paper No. 11694
substantially revised version published as 'Gender Norms in High School: Impacts on Risky Behaviors from Adolescence to Adulthood' in: Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2022, 196, 429-456
IZA Discussion Paper No. 11316
published in: Journal of Regional Science, 2018, 58 (4), 786 - 821
IZA Discussion Paper No. 10748
Rafael de Balanzó, Núria Rodríguez-Planas
published in: Ecology & Society, 2017, 23 (4), Article 6
IZA Discussion Paper No. 10625
published in: Economics of Education Review, 2018, 62, 230-253
IZA Discussion Paper No. 10597
published in: Industrial Labor Relations Review, 2018, 71 (2), 492-524