Fabregas, Raissa | LBJ School of Public Affairs | The University of Texas at Austin
  • Ph.D., Public Policy, Harvard University, 2018
  • M.Sc., Economics for Development, University of Oxford, 2009
  • B.A., Economics, McGill University, 2008
Research Areas
  • Development Economics
  • Labor Economics
  • Education Economics and Policy
Teaching Areas
  • Economics
  • Development Policy
  • Research and Empirical Methods

Raissa Fabregas joined the LBJ School of Public Affairs as an assistant professor in 2018. She is an applied microeconomist with research interests in development and labor economics. Her work is primarily related to understanding constraints on learning and the accumulation of human capital in developing countries and evaluating interventions and policies that could mitigate those barriers.

Dr. Fabregas holds a B.A. in economics from McGill University (2008), an MSc in development economics from the University of Oxford (2009) and a Ph.D. in public policy from Harvard University (2018).


FeatureAugust 12, 2022
Public policy courses this fall

The LBJ School is pleased to offer nearly 100 classes this fall to equip future public policy professionals with the skills they will need to lead and succeed. Alongside 18 dual degree options, 27 specializations and the vast resources of The University of Texas at Austin, students have endless opportunities to customize their degree.  

Here’s a snapshot of a few of our stand out courses: 


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NewsDecember 8, 2020
LBJ School policy leaders craft solutions for a resilient future

Twenty-nine LBJ School authors have come together to craft interdisciplinary and resilience-based policy solutions, published in one toolkit called Resiliency in the Age of COVID-19. This toolkit comes as researchers from across The University of Texas at Austin continue to offer first-of-its-kind groundbreaking research and discovery in the fight against COVID and its long-lasting impacts on public health, business and the future of governance.

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FeatureDecember 8, 2020
Emergency Cash Transfers During COVID-19: Implementation Lessons for the Global South
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