QC Economics

Economics Faculty

Nuria Rodriguez-Planas, Associate Professor
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Schools Attended:
Bachelors in Economics and Business Administration from Universitat de Barcelona (Spain)

Bachelors in Economics from Juniata College

Master in Political Economy from Boston University

Ph.D. from Boston University

Research Interests: Program and Policy Evaluation in Labor, Education and Risky Behaviors, Wages and Flexible Work Arrangements and Family Economics, Gender and Immigration  


Books Written:


Pressupostos de Genere. Eines 3. Editor: Generalitat de Catalunya, Institut Catala de la Dona, Barcelona, February 2006.

Book Chapters:


Vocational Training. In: James D Wright, Editor-in-Chief, The International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2nd edition, Oxford: Elsevier Ltd (in press).

Migration, Crisis and Adjustment in an Enlarged E(M)U: The Spanish Perspective with Lidia Farre in: Kahanec, M., and Zimmermann, K.F., Migration and the Great Recession: Adjustments in the Lab our Market of an Enlarged European Community, Edward Elgar, (in press).

Wage and Occupational Assimilation by Skill Level with Miguel-Angel Alcobendas and Raquel Vegas in The Socio-Economic Impact of Migration Flows: Measuring Effects on Trade, Labour Market, Remittances and Output, 2014. Springer Editorial (Series on Population Economics).

Journal Articles:


"A Roadmap to Vocational Education and Training Systems in Industrialized Countries" with Werner Eichhorst, Ricarda Schmidl, and Klaus F. Zimmermann. Industrial Labor Relations Review (forthcoming).

"Can't Buy Mommy's Love? Universal Childcare and Children's Long-Term Cognitive Development: Evidence from a Natural Experiment" with Christina Felfe and Natalia Nollenberger. Journal of Population Economics (forthcoming). Press coverage: Nada es Gratis by Antonio Cabrales, March 11th, 2013.

"Part-Time Status, Fixed-Term Contracts, and the Returns to Experience" with Daniel Fernandez-Kranz and Marie Paul. Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics (forthcoming).

"Do Moroccans Fare Better or Worse than other Migrants in Spain?" with Raquel Vegas. Middle East Development Journal (forthcoming).

"Do Youth Mentoring Programs Change the Perspectives and Improve the Life Opportunities of At-Risk Youth? " IZA World of Labor, May 2014.

"Immigrants from Eastern Partnership (EaP) Countries in Spain" with Lidia Farre. IZA Journal of European Labor Studies, 22 January 2014, 3:1.

"The Motherhood Earnings Dip: Evidence from Administrative Data" with Daniel Fernandez-Kranz and Aitor Lacuesta. Journal of Human Resources, 2013, 48 (1), 169-197. Press coverage: El Pais, December 5th, 2010.

"Playing Hard to Get: Theory and Evidence on Layoffs, Recall Expectations and Unemployment." Research in Labor Economics, 2013, Volume 38.

"Youth Unemployment and Vocational Training" with Klaus F. Zimmermann, Costanza Biavaschi, Werner Eichhorst, Corrado Giulietti, Michael J. Kendzia, Alexander Muravyev, Janneke Pieters, and Ricarda Schmidl. Foundations and Trends in Microeconomics, 2013, Volume 9 Issue 1-2, 1‐157.

"Determinants of Immigrant's Cash-Welfare Benefit Intake in Spain." International Journal of Manpower, 2013, Volume 34 Number 1/2.

"Longer-Term Impacts of Mentoring, Educational Services, and Learning Incentives: Evidence from a Randomized Trial in the U.S." American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 2012, (4), 121-139. Press coverage: The Wilson Quarterly, Fall 2013, and Nada es Gratis, by Antonio Cabrales, May 10th, 2010.

"Mentoring, Educational Services, and Financial Incentives: What Do We Know about Them?" Evaluation and Program Planning,2012, 35, 481-490. Top 8th article in the domain of article 22459009, since its publication as of July 2014.

"Wage and Occupational Assimilation by Skill Level. Migration Policy Lessons from Spain." IZA Journal of European Labor Studies, 31 Dec 2012, 1:8.

"Moroccans' Assimilation in Spain: Family-Based versus Labor-Based Migration" with Raquel Vegas. Middle East Development Journal, 2011, Volume 3 ( 2): 119-139.

"Channels through which Public Employment Services and Small-Business Assistance Programs Work." Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 2010, Volume 72, No.4, 458-485. Press coverage: UAB Divulga, July 2011.

"The Part-Time Penalty in a Segmented Labor Market" with Daniel Fernandez-Kranz. Labour Economics, 2011, Volume 18, 591-606. Press coverage: El Economista, Nov. 7th, 2009; La Vanguardia, April 23rd, 2010.

"Evaluating Active Labor Markets in Romania" with Jacob Benus. Empirical Economics, 2010, Volume 38, Issue 1, 65-84.

"A Signaling Model of Temporary Layoff." Oxford Economic Papers, 2009, Volume 61, No. 3, 566-585. Press coverage: UAB Divulga, December 2009.

Submitted Works:


Full-Time Universal Childcare in a Context of Low Maternal Employment: Modest but Persistent Effects with Natalia Nollenberger. IZA discussion paper No. 5888, July 2011 (earlier version under a different title). Status: Revised and resubmitted, Labour Economics.

School and Drugs: Closing the Gap. Evidence from a Randomized Trial in the U.S. IZA discussion paper No. 6770, August 2012.

Can Parents' Right to Work Part-Time Hurt Childbearing-Aged Women? A Natural Experiment with Administrative Data with Daniel Fernandez-Kranz. IZA discussion paper No. 7509, July 2013. Press coverage: Nada es Gratis: June 24th, 2013.

The Math Gender Gap: The Role of Culture with Natalia Nollenberger and Almudena Sevilla.

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