Emma García is an economist at the Learning Policy Institute, specializing in the economics of education and education policy. Her areas of research include students’ academic and socioemotional development, equity, teacher labor markets, returns to education, and international comparative education. She is an adjunct faculty member at Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy. García 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, among others. She has a Ph.D. in Economics and Education from Columbia University’s Teachers College, an M.A. in Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences from Columbia University, and a B.A. in Economics from Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, Spain.