Erica K. Chuang is a Study Coordinator and Data Analyst with the Girl Innovation, Research and Learning (GIRL) Center, as well as the Poverty, Gender and Youth (PGY) program. She is currently involved in research on education, health, and environment, as well as serves as the point person for the GIRL Center’s Adolescent Data Hub. Chuang’s research interests lie in applied econometrics, with applications in labor market, macroeconomic, and environmental economic analysis.
Prior to joining the Council, she worked as a Senior Research Analyst at Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA), where she helped establish the organization’s Research Transparency Initiative, and later assisted Dr. Pascaline Dupas on education, health, governance, and microfinance-related quantitative research. She also served as a Junior Economist at the US Department of the Treasury, where she provided macroeconomic and financial markets data analysis for the Europe and Central Asia regions.
She earned her Bachelor of Arts in International Studies – Economics from the University of California, San Diego. She also received her Master of International Affairs from the School of Global Policy and Strategy at the University of California, San Diego, where she focused on International Economics and International Environmental Policy.