Adriana Kugler is a Full Professor at the Georgetown Public Policy Institute and Vice Provost at Georgetown University. She was Co-director of the International Summer Institute on Policy Evaluation between 2010-2013. Prior to coming to Georgetown, she was Full and Associate Professor at the economics departments at the University of Houston and at University Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona.
Her research interests include labor markets and policy evaluation in developed and developing countries. Her work includes contributions on the role of labor market regulations, unemployment, and immigration. Professor Kugler is also recognized for her work in policy evaluation in developing countries. Her contribution on the impact of policies and regulations was recognized with the 2007 John T. Dunlop Outstanding Scholar Award from the Labor and Employment Relations Association. More recently, one of her papers garnered the 2010 First Prize for Best Contribution in the area of "Globalization, Regulations and Development" from the Global Development Network.
Her work has been published in a variety of top general interest and specialized journals including the Journal of Labor Economics, the Review of Economic & Statistics, the Economic Journal, the Journal of Policy Reform and the Journal of Development Economics. Her research has been featured in The Economist magazine, and the World Development Report published by the World Bank, and the annual development reports published by the Inter-American Development Bank and the OECD.
Professor Kugler was an elected member of the Executive Committee of the European Association of Labor Economists for 6 years, and she serves on the editorial boards of Labor Economics, Economia, the British Journal of Labor Relations, and the Applied Economics Quarterly Journal. She is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and Research Fellow of the Center for Economic Policy Research, Institute for the Study of Labor, Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration and the Center for the Study of Poverty and Inequality at Stanford University.
Professor Kugler earned her Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley in 1997 and her Joint BA in Economics and Political Science with First Class Honors from McGill University in Canada in 1991.
She joined IZA as a Research Fellow in December 2000.