Adriana Lleras-Muney

Professor of Economics at University Of California, Los Angeles

Adriana Lleras-Muney is a Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics at UCLA. She received her Ph.D. in economics from Columbia University and was an assistant professor of economics at Princeton University for seven years before moving to UCLA. Her research examines the relationships between socio-economic status and health, with a particular focus on education and income. Her most recent work investigates the long term impact of government policies on children by analyzing the effects of programs like the Mother’s Pension program and the Civilian Conservation Corps, implemented during the first half of the 20th century. She is also interested in the determinants of longevity. She is an associated editor for the Journal of Health Economics and she serves on the board editors of Demography. She served as a permanent member of the Social Sciences and Population Studies Study Section at the National Institute of Health for six years, and was an elected member of the American Economic Association Executive committee for 3 years. Lleras-Muney is a faculty fellow at the California Center for Population Research (CCPR), the Center for Economic and Social Research and the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); and a member of the California Policy Lab (CPL).