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Natalia Nollenberger


Natalia Nollenberger



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Professor Nollenberger is an expert in applied economics. Her research focuses on the evaluation of labor and education policies, family economics, gender, and immigration. Recently, she has worked understanding the role of culture behind the math gender gap. The outcome of this research has been published in American Economic Review. She has also published in the Journal of Population Economics and Labour Economics, among others. She is member of the Spanish Economic Association. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, being outdoors and listening to music.

Academic Background

• Ph.D. in Economics, Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, Spain, 2013

• MSc in Applied Economics, Univesidad Autónoma de Barcelona, Spain, 2010

• BS Economics, Universidad de la República, Uruguay, 2003

Academic Experience

• Assistant Professor, IE University, Spain, since 2016

• Research Assistant/Affiliated, Institut d’Analisis Ecomomico-CSIC, Spain, 2014-2015

• Visiting Researcher, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain, 2014

• Post-doc, Queen Mary, University of London, UK, 2013-2014

Corporate Experience

• Economic Advisor, Ministry of Economics and Finance, Uruguay, 2005-2008

• Consultant, Deloitte, Uruguay, 1998-2005

Selected Publications

• Rodríguez-Planas, N. & Nollenberger, N. (2018) “Let the girls learn! It is not only about math… it is about gender social norms” Economics of Education Review. Vol. 62: 230-253.

Nollenberger, N., Rodríguez-Planas, N. & Sevilla, A. (2016) “The Math Gender Gap: The Role of Culture”. American Economic Review (P&P) Vol. 106 (5): 257–261.

Nollenberger, N. & Rodríguez-Planas, N. (2015) “Full-Time Universal Childcare in a Context of Low Maternal Employment: Quasi-Experimental Evidence from Spain” Labour Economics. Vol. 36: 124–136.

• Felfe, C., Nollenberger, N. & Rodríguez-Planas, N. (2014) “Can’t Buy Mommy’s Love? Universal Child Care and Children’s Long-Term Cognitive Development” Journal of Population Economics. Vol 28: 393–422.