Adriana Lleras-Muney

Department of Economics
9373 Bunche Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095
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NBER Affiliation: Research Associate
Institutional Affiliation: University of California at Los Angeles

NBER Working Papers and Publications

August 2020Discrimination and Racial Disparities in Labor Market Outcomes: Evidence from WWII
with Anna Aizer, Ryan Boone, Jonathan Vogel: w27689
July 2020The Association Between Educational Attainment and Longevity using Individual Level Data from the 1940 Census
with Joseph Price, Dahai Yue: w27514
The Incentive Effects of Cash Transfers to the Poor
with Anna Aizer, Shari Eli: w27523
June 2020Do Youth Employment Programs Work? Evidence from the New Deal
with Anna Aizer, Shari Eli, Keyoung Lee: w27103
Party On: The Labor Market Returns to Social Networks and Socializing
with Matthew Miller, Shuyang Sheng, Veronica T. Sovero: w27337
June 2018XX>XY?: The Changing Female Advantage in Life Expectancy
with Claudia Goldin: w24716

Published: Claudia Goldin & Adriana Lleras-Muney, 2019. "XX > XY?: The Changing Female Advantage in Life Expectancy," Journal of Health Economics, .

January 2018The Effect of Education on Health and Mortality: A Review of Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Evidence.
with Titus J. Galama, Hans van Kippersluis: w24225
September 2016Economic Conditions and Mortality: Evidence from 200 Years of Data
with David M. Cutler, Wei Huang: w22690
October 2014Health, Education, and Income in the United States, 1820–2000
with Hoyt Bleakley, Dora Costa
in Human Capital in History: The American Record, Leah Platt Boustan, Carola Frydman, and Robert A. Margo, editors
June 2014Breaking the Glass Ceiling? The Effect of Board Quotas on Female Labor Market Outcomes in Norway
with Marianne Bertrand, Sandra E. Black, Sissel Jensen: w20256

Published: Marianne Bertrand & Sandra E Black & Sissel Jensen & Adriana Lleras-Muney, 2019. "Breaking the Glass Ceiling? The Effect of Board Quotas on Female Labour Market Outcomes in Norway," Review of Economic Studies, Oxford University Press, vol. 86(1), pages 191-239. citation courtesy of

May 2014When Does Education Matter? The Protective Effect of Education for Cohorts Graduating in Bad Times
with David Cutler, Wei Huang: w20156

Published: Cutler, David M. & Huang, Wei & Lleras-Muney, Adriana, 2015. "When does education matter? The protective effect of education for cohorts graduating in bad times," Social Science & Medicine, Elsevier, vol. 127(C), pages 63-73. citation courtesy of

The Long Term Impact of Cash Transfers to Poor Families
with Anna Aizer, Shari Eli, Joseph P. Ferrie: w20103

Published: Aizer, Anna, Shari Eli, Joseph Ferrie, and Adriana Lleras-Muney. 2016. "The Long-Run Impact of Cash Transfers to Poor Families." American Economic Review, 106 (4): 935-71. DOI: 10.1257/aer.20140529

June 2013Health, Education and Income in the United States, 1820-2000
with Hoyt Bleakley, Dora Costa: w19162
August 2012Did the Americanization Movement Succeed? An Evaluation of the Effect of English-Only and Compulsory Schools Laws on Immigrants' Education
with Allison Shertzer: w18302
January 2012Child Gender And Parental Investments In India: Are Boys And Girls Treated Differently?
with Silvia H. Barcellos, Leandro Carvalho: w17781

Child gender and Parental Investments in India: Are boys and Girls Treated Differently?” forthcoming, American Economic Journal: Applied Economics. (joint with Silvia H. Barcellos and Leandro Carvalho) citation courtesy of

Education and Health: Insights from International Comparisons
with David M. Cutler: w17738
August 2010Are the More Educated More LIkely to Use New Drugs?
with Frank R. Lichtenberg
in Contributions in Memory of Zvi Griliches, Jacques Mairesse and Manuel Trajtenberg, editors
February 2010The Education Gradient in Old Age Disability
with David M. Cutler
in Research Findings in the Economics of Aging, David A. Wise, editor
June 2009Modern Medicine and the 20th Century Decline in Mortality: Evidence on the Impact of Sulfa Drugs
with Seema Jayachandran, Kimberly V. Smith: w15089

Published: “Modern Medicine and the 20th-Century Decline in Mortality: Evidence on the Impact of Sulfa Drugs,” (with A. Lleras-Muney and K. Smith), American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 2(2), April 2010, pp. 118-146

September 2008Socioeconomic Status and Health: Dimensions and Mechanisms
with David M. Cutler, Tom Vogl: w14333

Published: Socioeconomic Status and Health: Dimensions and Mechanisms Oxford Handbook of Health Economics, 2011, with D. Cutler and A. Lleras-Muney.

April 2008Life Expectancy and Human Capital Investments: Evidence From Maternal Mortality Declines
with Seema Jayachandran: w13947

Published: Seema Jayachandran & Adriana Lleras-Muney, 2009. "Life Expectancy and Human Capital Investments: Evidence from Maternal Mortality Declines-super-," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, MIT Press, vol. 124(1), pages 349-397, February. citation courtesy of

July 2006Education and Health: Evaluating Theories and Evidence
with David M. Cutler: w12352

Published: House, J., R. Schoeni, G. Kaplan, and H. Pollack (eds.) Making Americans Healthier: Social and Economic Policy as Health Policy. New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 2008.

January 2006The Determinants of Mortality
with David M. Cutler, Angus S. Deaton: w11963

Published: Cutler, David, Angus Deaton and Adriana Lleras-Muney. "The Determinants Of Mortality," Journal of Economic Perspectives, 2006, v20(3,Summer), 97-120. citation courtesy of

December 2004Bounds in Competing Risks Models and the War on Cancer
with Bo E. Honore: w10963

Published: Honore, Bo E. and Adriana Lleras-Muney. "Bounds in Competing Risks Models and the War on Cancer." Econometrica 74, 6 (Novermber 2006): 1675-98. citation courtesy of

April 2004Access to Care, Provider Choice and Racial Disparities
with Anna Aizer, Mark Stabile: w10445

Published: Aizer, Anna, Adriana Lleras-Muney and Mark Stabile. "Access To Care, Provider Choice, And The Infant Health Gradient," American Economic Review, 2005, v95(2,May), 248-252.

November 2003The Timing of Births: Is the Health of Infants Counter-Cyclical?
with Rajeev Dehejia: w10122
June 2003Health Inequality, Education and Medical Innovation
with Sherry Glied: w9738

Published: Lleras-Muney, Adriana and Sherry Glied. “Health Inequality, Education and Medical Innovation." Demography 45, 3 (August 2008): 741-761.

March 2003Why Does Financial Development Matter? The United States from 1900 to 1940
with Rajeev Dehejia: w9551

Published: Dehejia, Rajeev and Adriana Lleras-Muney. “Financial Development and Pathways of Growth: State Branching and Deposit Insurance Laws in the United States From 1900 To 1940.” Journal of Law and Economics 50 (May 2007).

September 2002The Effect of Education on Medical Technology Adoption: Are the More Educated More Likely to Use New Drugs
with Frank R. Lichtenberg: w9185

Published: Lleras-Muney, Adriana and Frank Lichtenberg. “The Effect Of Education On Medical Technology Adoption: Are The More Educated More Likely To Use New Drugs?" Annales d’Economie et Statistique in memory of Zvi Griliches 79/80 (2006).

June 2002The Relationship Between Education and Adult Mortality in the United States

Published: Lleras-Muney, Adriana. "The Relationships Between Education And Adult Mortality In The United States," Review of Economic Studies, 2005, v72(250,Jan), 189-221. citation courtesy of

October 2001Were Compulsory Attendance and Child Labor Laws Effective? An Analysis from 1915 to 1939

Published: Lleras-Muney, Adriana. "Were Compulsory Attendance And Child Labor Laws Effective? An Analysis From 1915 To 1939," Journal of Law and Economics, 2002, v45(2,Oct), 401-435. citation courtesy of

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