Four LBJ School faculty members are exploring entrepreneurship in Texas's rural areas and small cities around the world in a new initiative funded by the IC2 Institute at The University of Texas at Austin. Researchers in a variety of new IC2 projects will look at ways to promote economic development — including tracking regional entrepreneurship, promoting rural innovation networks and building economic resilience in areas where employment fluctuates with the cycles of the energy industry.
- Ph.D., Public Policy, Harvard University, 2018
- M.Sc., Economics for Development, University of Oxford, 2009
- B.A., Economics, McGill University, 2008
- Development Economics
- Labor Economics
- Education Economics and Policy
- 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.
In the past, she has worked for the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) in Cape Town, South Africa and Santiago, Chile and for Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) in Busia, Kenya, where she managed several randomized controlled trials of development projects. She is a scholarship recipient of Mexico’s National Council on Science and Technology and a research affiliate of Precision Agriculture for Development (PAD).
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).