Emma Garcia


  • Business of education

Emma García is an education economist at the Economic Policy Institute specializing in the economics of education and education policy. Her research focuses on the production of cognitive and noncognitive skills, and the evaluation of educational interventions. She is also an adjunct faculty at the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University. García is the author of the 2015 report “Inequalities at the Starting Gate.” Previously, she held research positions at Teachers College, Columbia University’s Center for Benefit-Cost Studies of Education, Campaign for Educational Equity, National Center for the Study of Privatization in Education, and the Community College Research Center, and did consulting work for MDRC, the Inter-American Development Bank, and the National Institute for Early Education Research. García received her doctorate in economics and education from Teachers College, Columbia University.