Adriana Lleras-Muney - C.V.

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Professional Experience


Professor, Department of Economics, UCLA


Associate Professor with tenure, Department of Economics, UCLA

2008 summer

Visiting Scholar, Department of Economics, Yale University


Assistant Professor of Economics, Department of Economics and the Woodrow Wilson School of International and Public Affairs, Princeton University

Professional Affiliations


Editor, Journal of Health Economics


Board of Editors, American Economic Journal: Economics Policy


Rand Adjunct Staff


California Center for Population Research


Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research


Faculty Research Fellow, National Bureau of Economic Research



Ph.D. Economics, Columbia University


M.A. Economics, Columbia University


B.A. Economics, Louisiana State University


DEUG Economics, Université de Paris IX–Dauphine

Honors and Grants

2012 Excellence in Refereeing Award 2012, American Economic Review.

2011 NIH Grant #1 R03 HD066035-01A1 “Child Gender and Parental Investments: Are Boys and Girls Treated Differently” with Leandro Carvalho and Silvia Barcellos. (Principal Investigator)

2010 CCPR seed grant

2005 Ralph O. Glendinning University Preceptorship of Economics and Public Affairs, Princeton University

2004 NIH Grant “The Relationship between College Education and Health” (With Christina Paxson and Cecilia Rouse)

2003-2004 NBER Aging and Health Research Fellowship

2002 Dorothy S. Thomas Award by the Population Association of America awarded to the best graduate paper on the relationship between health and SES.

2001 PhD with distinction, Columbia University

1996-2001 President’s Fellow, Columbia University

1998-1999 Public Policy Consortium Fellowship, Columbia University

1998-1999 Bradley Fellowship, Columbia University

1996 B.A. Summa Cum Laude (GPA 4.0)

1995 DEUG Cum Laude Top 2% of graduating class (9th out of 768)

1992-1993 Valedictorian Scholarship, Universidad Externado de Colombia

Teaching Experience

UCLA 2008-current

Health and Public Finance (graduate Course)                                                      Population Economics (Economics Graduate Course)                                          Public Finance (Undergraduate Course)                                                         The Economics of Health and Health Care (Undergraduate Course)

Princeton University 2001-2008

Intermediate Microeconomics with calculus (Economics Undergraduate Course)
Microeconomic Analysis—Basic (MPA Course)
The Economics of Health and Health Care (MPA Course)
The Economics of Health and Heath Care (Undergraduate Course)
Public Finance (Economics Ph.D. course)
Advanced Topics in Economics (Economics Undergraduate course)

Columbia University 1996-2001

Teaching Assistant for Intermediate and Graduate Microeconomics

Other activities


American Economic Review, Econometrica, Economic Journal, Economics of Education Review, European Economic Review, Health Affairs, Journal of Applied Econometrics, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Economic Growth, Journal of Health Economics, Journal of Human Resources, Journal of Health Economics, Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Population Economics, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of the European Economic Association, National Science Foundation, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Review of Economic Studies, Review of Economics and Statistics.

Seminar presentations

Brigham Young University, Brown University, Case Western University, City University of New York, Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth University, Duke University, Federal Reserve Board Washington, Federal Reserve Bank New York, Federal Reserve Bank Philadelphia, Free University of Amsterdam, Harvard, IHEA conference, London School of Economics, MIT, Michigan State University, NBER Summer Institute, NYU, Notre Dame University, Pompeu Fabra University, Princeton University, Rand Santa Monica, SUNY Buffalo, Tillburg Institute, Toronto University, University of Illinois-UC, UC-Davis, UC-Irvine, UC-Berkeley, UCLA, University College London, University of Chicago Business School, University of Chicago Harris School, University of Houston, University of Maryland, University of Montreal, University of Pennsylvania, University of Texas A&M, University of Virginia, Vanderbilt University, World Bank, Yale University.

PhD students supervised

UCLA: Diego Ufbal (Bocconi), Peter Bergman (RAND), Anthony Keats (Wesleslyan), Aravind Moorthy (Mathematica), Allison Shretzer (University of Pittsburgh)

UCR: Monica Jain (IFPRI)

Princeton University:
Nisreen Salti (American University of Beirut), Wesley Yin (Chicago Harris School), Debopam Bhattacharya (Dartmouth), Ferit Ucar (Apprise Inc.), Juan Guzman (World Bank).

Updated July 2009