Isabela Munevar Escalante

I am a Ph.D. Candidate in Economics and Education at Columbia University, under the guidance of Professors Sarah Cohodes, Christian Popeleches, Judith-Scott Clayton, and Peter Bergman. My expertise lies in the intersection of Economics of Education, Labor, and Development Economics. I am in the job market during the 2023-24 academic year.

My research centers on school choice programs, specifically examining the impact of attending Catholic-run institutions—the world's largest non-governmental school network—compared to secular and public schools. I'm dedicated to understanding how different school models generate value-added for students with diverse characteristics, answering the crucial question of which school is best suited for whom.