Dr. Adriana Kugler is a Full Professor at the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University. Dr. Kugler earned her Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley and a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from McGill University with first class honors. 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 primary research and teaching interests include labor markets and policy evaluation. Her work includes contributions on the role of labor regulations, 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. Her work has been published in a variety of top general interest and specialized journals including the American Economic Review, the Review of Economics and Statistics, the American Economic Journal: Applied, the Economic Journal, the Journal of Labor Economics, the Journal of Public Economics, Economic Development and Cultural Change and the Journal of Development Economics.
Dr. Kugler was Chief Economist at the U.S. Department of Labor in 2011 and 2012 and Vice Provost for Faculty at Georgetown University between 2013 and 2016. Dr. Kugler was an elected member of the Executive Committee of the European Association of Labor Economists and is currently an elected member of the Executive Committee of the Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association. Dr. Kugler also serves in the Technical Advisory Committee of the Bureau of Labor Statistics.