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Our Researchers

Our researchers produce innovations that keep our economic and social statistics efficient and relevant. Census researchers engage in challenging and rewarding work in a wide variety of fields. Researchers present their findings in working papers, publications, and reports, and in contributions at professional meetings.

Adela Luque 
Senior Economist 
Center for Economic Studies 

Contact Information

  • 301-763-9690  
  • adela.luque@census.gov  

Fields of Interest

  • Self-employment  
  • Economic downturns, demographics & the self-employed  
  • Technology adoption  


  • Ph.D., Economics, UC Berkeley, 1999  

Professional Experience

  • Senior Economist, U.S. Census Bureau, 2011-Present  
  • Research Associate, The Urban Institute, 2005-2011  
  • Research Consultant, Consultant - U.S. Census Bureau, 2006-2007  
  • Visiting Professor, University Pablo de Olavide - Spain, 2002-2004  
  • Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Central Bank of Spain, 2001-2002  
  • Economist, Fannie Mae, 1999-2001  

Selected Publications

Approved on: November 13, 2018
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