Adriana Kugler

Title

Professor
Vice-Provost for Faculty

Department

Main Campus
Research

Research

Professor Kugler continues to work on projects related to the impact of trade and other market reforms on firms and workers. One of her papers in this area was awarded the 2010 First Prize for Best Contribution in the area of ā€œGlobalization, Regulations and Developmentā€ from the Global Development Network. Other of her papers in this area of research have recently been published in the Review of Economics and Statistics, Economic Development and Cultural Change and in a book entitled Business Regulation and Economic Performance edited by the World Bank.

She is also working on the evaluation of one of the few randomized trials that have been conducted on the impact of vocational training on the poor in developing countries. She completed an important paper on the impact of vocational training on trainee earnings and employment, and she is currently working on the impacts of training on the labor supply decisions, schooling decisions and health of family members of trainees.

She is also working on the impact of various social insurance policies, including unemployment insurance and health insurance, on labor mobility.