Emma García

Emma García

Affiliated Economist

Emma García is education economist at the Economic Policy Institute, specializing in the economics of education and education policy. Her research focuses on the production of education (cognitive and noncognitive skills); evaluation of educational interventions (early childhood, K–12, and higher education); equity; returns to education; teacher labor markets; and cost-effectiveness and cost-benefit analysis in education. She was an adjunct faculty at the McCourt School of Public Policy, Georgetown University, from 2013 to 2018. In the prior years, she 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, and consulted for MDRC, the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, and the National Institute for Early Education Research. She received her Ph.D. in Economics and Education from Columbia University’s Teachers College.