Alicia is a tenured Research Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson School (Princeton University). She is the co-director of Princeton University’s Global Network on Child Migration and a faculty affiliate at the Office of Population Research, the Bendheim-Thoman Center for Research on Child Wellbeing, and the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance at Princeton University and of the European Network on the Economics of Religion (ENER). Before arriving to Princeton she was a tenured Associate Professor at the Department of Economics (University of Illinois Chicago) and a Research Affiliate at the Population Research Center of the University of Chicago. She has previously taught at Ohio State University and Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona. Some of her recent work focuses on how differences in local labor market institutions and economic conditions are related to fertility and household formation decisions in the OECD (and Latin America). In addition she is interested in an array of migration topics (i.e.immigrant fertility; the relevance of language, political conditions and welfare provisions among the determinants of migration flows; the wellbeing of child migrants; differential labor market performance of migrants across European countries).
A recipient of fellowships from the University of Chicago-NICHD, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Government of Catalonia and the Bank of Spain, her work has been published in the American Economic Review P&P, Journal of Population Economics, Population Studies, Journal of Law Economics and Organization, and International Organization among others. Dr. Adsera holds a Ph.D. in Economics and a M.A. in Political Economy from Boston University.