Libertad González

Associate Professor of Economics and Business
Universitat Pompeu Fabra


Dr. González received her Ph.D. in Economics from Northwestern University in 2003, and is currently an Associate Professor with tenure at Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain. Her main field of research is Labor Economics, but her interests also span the fields of Public Economics, Applied Econometrics, Health Economics, Law and Economics and Demographic Economics. Moreover, the topics that González has worked on lie in the areas of Family Economics and/or Immigration Economics. Her approach has been mainly micro and empirical, usually focusing on the identification and estimation of causal effects. She has published in prestigious international journals such as the European Economic Review, the Journal of Applied Econometrics, Labour Economics, LABOUR, Socio-Economic Review, American Economic Journal, and Journal of Human Resources. Her work has also attracted considerable media attention (see CV).

González's research addresses three broad questions. First, she has been interested in understanding the effects of divorce legislation on different outcomes, including divorce rates, household saving behavior, long-term child outcomes and labor supply. Second, she has also studied the effect of taxes and benefits on fertility and female labor force participation. Her third area of interest has been the economic effects of immigration in developed countries.

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Curriculum Vitae

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Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Department of Economics and Business
Ramon Trias Fargas 25-27
Barcelona 08005
(+34) 93 542 2610