Emma García

Emma García is an education economist at the Economic Policy Institute, and an adjunct faculty member at the McCourt School of Public Policy, Georgetown University. She is an affiliated researcher at the Center for Benefit-Cost Studies of Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. Emma earned her Ph.D. degree in Economics and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. Her dissertation analyzed the production of cognitive and non-cognitive skills during the school years, exploring the usefulness of different econometric methods to model and estimate the production of education (awarded an AERA Dissertation Grant in 2012). She previously earned an M.A. degree in Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences from Columbia University, and a B.A. in Economics from Pompeu Fabra University.  Some of Emma’s previous professional experiences include consulting work for the National Institute for Early Education Research, Rutgers University; the Inter-American Development Bank; and MDRC; and research work for the Campaign for Educational Equity; the National Center for the Study of Privatization in Education; and the Community College Research Center at Teachers College, Columbia University.