ICREA Academia

Libertad González Luna

ICREA Academia 2015

Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) · Social & Behavioural Sciences

Born and raised in Dos Hermanas (Sevilla), she received her BA in Economics from the University of Seville, and her PhD in Economics from Northwestern University. She has been a professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra since 2003. She is also an affiliated professor at the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics, and a research fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA, Germany), the Center for Research and Analysis of Migration (CreAM, UCL), and the Columbia Population Research Center. She has been a visiting professor at Boston University, Columbia University (New York), UBC (Vancouver), and CREST (Paris). Her work has been published in journals such as the American Economic Journal, the Journal of Human Resources, and the Journal of Applied Econometrics. She is currently an editor of the popular economics blog Nada Es Gratis. She has two children.

Research interests

Her research lies at the intersection of labor economics, public economics, and health economics. She usually exploits large micro-data sets, and uses applied econometrics techniques to uncover causal effects. She has studied the effects of taxes and subsidies on fertility and female labor supply, the economic impact of immigration, the effect of family law on divorce, labor supply, and savings, and recently the economic determinants of infant health.


Labor economics, public economics, immigration, family policy, fertility, female labor supply, divorce