Adriana Kugler

Professor, McCourt School of Public Policy, Georgetown University

Dr. Adriana Kugler is Professor at the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University. She served as Chief Economist of the U.S. Department of Labor in 2011 and 2012, where she worked on developing policies on unemployment insurance, training programs, retirement benefits, and occupational safety regulations among others. Her academic work includes contributions on the role of labour policies and unemployment. She was Vice-Provost for Faculty at Georgetown between 2013 and 2016.

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 top general interest and specialized journals in economics and public policy including the American Economic Review, the Review of Economics and Statistics, the Economic Journal, the Journal of Labor Economics, the Journal of Public Economics, the Journal of Development Economics and the Journal of Policy and Management. Her work has been broadly covered by the media.

She 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 Economics Association (LACEA). She has held multiple editorial positions in academic journals including the Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Economia, and Labour Economics. She is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley and her BA from McGill University.

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