Alicia is a tenured Senior Research Scholar at the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs and Lecturer in Economics (Princeton University). She is is the Director of Graduate Studies at the Office of Population Research and a faculty affiliate at the Bendheim-Thoman Center for Research on Child Wellbeing, and the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance at Princeton University. Before arriving to Princeton she was a tenured Associate Professor at the Department of Economics (University of Illinois Chicago) and a Research Affiliate at the Population Research Center of the University of Chicago. She has previously taught at Ohio State University and Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona and currently collaborates with the BGSE. A large part of her research focuses on how differences in local labor market institutions and economic conditions are related to fertility and household formation decisions in the OECD (and Latin America). She has also studied the fertility of migrants in particular. Her second main research interest relates to migration topics (i.e.immigrant fertility; the relevance of language, political conditions and welfare provisions among the determinants of migration flows; the wellbeing of child migrants; differential labor market performance of migrants across European countries).

A recipient of fellowships from the University of Chicago-NICHD, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Government of Catalonia and the Bank of Spain, her work has been published in the American Economic Review P&P, Journal of Population Economics, Population Studies, Journal of Law Economics and Organization, and International Organization among others. Dr. Adsera holds a Ph.D. in Economics and a M.A. in Political Economy from Boston University.

She joined IZA as a Research Fellow in June 2004.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 12658
Alicia Adsera, Francesca Dalla Pozza, Sergei Guriev, Lukas Kleine-Rueschkamp, Elena Nikolova
published as 'Height and well-being during the transition from plan to market' in: Economic Policy, 2021, 36 (105), 77 - 120
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8407
published in: Labour Economics, 2016, 39, 88 - 98
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7982
published in: Barry R. Chiswick and Paul W. Miller (eds.), Handbook on the Economics of International Immigration, 1A, Elsevier, 2015
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7289
revised version forthcoming as 'The Fertility of Married Immigrant Women to Canada' in: International Migration Review [Online First]
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6929
Tin-chi Lin, Alicia Adsera
published in: Population Research and Policy Review, 2013, 32 (4), 553-584
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6333
revised version published in: Economic Journal, 2015, 125(586), F49–F81
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5552
published as 'Factors Influencing the Fertility Choices of Child Immigrants in Canada' in: Population Studies: A Journal of Demography, 2014, 68(1), 65-79
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4019
published as 'Fertility changes in Latin America in periods of economic uncertainty' in: Population Studies, 2011, 65 (1), 37 - 56
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1584
published in: Review of Economics of the Household, 2006, 4 (1), 75-95
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