Postdoctoral Research Associate
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.
Catherine holds a Ph.D. in Public Policy with a specialization in Economics from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She received a M.A. in Economic Policy Analysis from UMBC, and a Licenciatura degree and B.S. in Economics from the University of Costa Rica. Prior to her graduate studies, she was a researcher at the Economics Research Institute of the University of Costa Rica. She has served as an advisor for the Costa Rican government and as a research consultant to international organizations and think tanks.