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Catherine Mata is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Annenberg Institute at Brown University. Her primary field of work is applied microeconomics, including economic development, economics of education, and labor markets. Her research includes the evaluation of public policies that aim to address economic inequalities, with special emphasis on those that improve the educational and work conditions of historically disadvantaged populations.
Her latest work examines the post-secondary effects of a non-tested alternative pathway for students who fail high school exit exams (EdWorkingPapers).
Economics of Education
Ph.D., Public Policy - Economics
University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 2022
M.A., Economic Policy Analysis
University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 2018
Universidad de Costa Rica, 2014
Universidad de Costa Rica, 2011