Alícia Adserà's interests are in economic demography, development and
international political economy. Professor Adserà is an associate research scholar
and lecturer at Woodrow Wilson School. Her recent work focuses on how
differences in local labor market institutions and economic conditions
are related to fertility and household formation decisions in OECD (and
most recently Latin American) countries. She is also interested in
differential labor market attachment and performance of migrants across
Before coming to Princeton, she was a tenured Associate Professor in Economics at the University of Illinois at 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. She has received fellowships from the University of Chicago-NICHD and Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, among others.
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. Professor Adserà received her Ph.D. in Economics from Boston University.
Read the abstract of the paper Professor Adserà presented for STI's Whither the Child? experts meeting.
Read an excerpt of her article for the American Economic Review, "Vanishing Children: From High Unemployment to Low Fertility in Developed Countries."