Professor, McCourt School of Public Policy
Vice Provost for Faculty
Adriana Kugler is Vice-Provost for Faculty and Full Professor at the McCourt School of Public Policy. She was founder and Co-director of the International Summer Institute on Policy Evaluation between 2010-2013. She served as Chief Economist of the U.S. Department of Labor in 2011 and 2012. 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 public policies, unemployment, and immigration. 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 American Economic Review, the Review of Economic Studies, the Economic Journal, the American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, the Journal of Development Economics and the Journal of Labor Economics, among others. Her research has been featured in the Economist magazine, 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 Economic Association of Labor Economists for 6 years. She is Associate Editor of the Journal of Labor and Development and the Industrial and Labor Relations Review, and serves on editorial boards for a number of other journals. She is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a Research Fellow of the Center for Economic Policy Research, Institute for the Study of Labor, the Center for Research and Analysis of Migration, and the Center for the Study of Poverty and Inequality at Stanford University. Professor Kugler is also a non-resident fellow at the Center for American Progress.