Núria Rodríguez-Planas is a Visiting Research Fellow at IZA in Bonn, Affiliated Researcher at the Institut d'Anàlisi Econòmica in Barcelona, and Visiting Professor at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, also in Barcelona. She was previously Assistant Professor at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and Affiliated Professor at the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics. She has also held positions as an economist at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, at Mathematica Policy Research, and at the Brookings Institution, all in Washington, DC.
Dr. Rodríguez-Planas received her PhD in economics in 1999 from Boston University. Her research interests include migration, program and policy evaluation in education and the labor market, wages and flexible work arrangements, and family economics.
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This report assesses how new immigrants to Spain fare in the country's labor market, evaluating the conditions under which they are able to find employment, and their progress out of unskilled work into middle-skilled jobs. The report is part of a series of six case studies on labor market outcomes among immigrants to European Union countries.