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Natalia Nollenberger


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.


• 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


• 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


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

• Consultant, Deloitte, Uruguay, 1998-2005


• Arenas-Arroyo, E., Fernandez-Kranz, D., Nollenberger, N. (2021). “Intimate Partner Violence under Forced Cohabitation and Economic Stress: Evidence from the COVID-19 Pandemic”. Journal of Public Economics, Vol. 194

• Ayllón, S., Nollenberger, N. (2020). “The Unequal Opportunity For Skills Acquisition During The Great Recession In Europe”. The Review of Income and Wealth, Vol. 67 (2): 289-316

• 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