Professor Adriana Lleras-Muney elected to the PAA Nominating Committee

foto_adriana_lleras_muneyAdriana Lleras-Muney, Professor of Economics at UCLA, was recently elected to the Nominating Committee of the Population Association of America (PAA).

The PAA is a nonprofit, scientific, professional organization established to promote the improvement, advancement, and progress of the human condition through research of problems related to human population.  Members of the PAA include demographers, sociologists, economists, public health professionals, and other individuals interested in research and education in the population field.

Adriana has been involved with the PAA since 2002, when she received their prestigious Dorothy S. Thomas Award for her dissertation, “The Relationship between Education and Adult Mortality in the United States” (published in The Review of Economic Studies in 2005).  This award is presented annually to the best graduate student paper on the interrelationships among social, economic, and demographic variables.

As a member of the Nominating Committee, Adriana will be responsible for helping select the nominees for PAA leadership positions.