Adriana Kugler

Vice-Provost for Faculty and Full Professor, Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy

Adriana Kugler is Vice-Provost for Faculty and Full Professor at Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy. She served as Chief Economist of the U.S. Department of Labor in 2011 and 2012 for the Obama Administration. Professor Kugler’s research interests include labor markets and policy evaluation in developed and developing countries. Her work evaluating the impact of labor policies and regulations was recognized with the 2007 John T. Dunlop Outstanding Scholar Award from the Labor and Employment Relations Association.

Professor Kugler is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and has Research Fellow positions at the Center for Economic Policy Research, the Institute for the Study of Labor, the Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration, and the Center for the Study of Poverty and Inequality at Stanford University. She is also a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress and an Associate Editor of the Industrial and Labor Relations Review.

Professor Kugler’s work has been published in top general interest and economic journals and reports, including the World Development Report and the annual reports for the Inter-American Development Bank and the OECD. Her research and policy work has been covered broadly in the media, including in The Economist, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, CNN Money, FoxBusiness, C-SPAN, Nightly Business News, Univision, Telemundo, and NPR. She has served as an expert witness for the Joint Economic Committee of Congress.

Professor Kugler earned her Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in 1997 and her Joint BA in Economics and Political Science with First Class Honors from McGill University in Canada in 1991.