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Emma García

Senior Researcher

Emma García is a Senior Researcher at the Learning Policy Institute. She has extensive research experience in the fields of economics of education, education policy, and quantitative methods.

Before joining LPI, García was an economist at the Economic Policy Institute, and served as an adjunct faculty member at the McCourt School of Public Policy, Georgetown University. Among others, she has held research positions at the Center for Benefit-Cost Studies of Education, the Campaign for Educational Equity, the National Center for the Study of Privatization in Education, and the Community College Research Center. García has also consulted with national and international organizations, including the National Institute for Early Education Research, MDRC, the World Bank, and the Inter-American Development Bank. She has published academic and policy studies on a range of issues, including production of education, impact evaluation, educational equity, teacher labor markets, human development, international comparative education, and cost-effectiveness and cost-benefit analysis.

García received a Ph.D. in Economics and Education from Teachers College, Columbia University, an M.A. in Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences from Columbia University, and B.A. in Economics from Pompeu Fabra University.