FutureEd senior fellow Emma García is an economist at the Economic Policy Institute. She specializes 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 has served as an adjunct faculty member at the McCourt School of Public Policy, Georgetown University, teaching a course on cost-effectiveness and cost-benefit analyses in education. 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.