Emma Rackstraw

Emma Rackstraw is a PhD candidate in public policy and economics at Harvard. She is currently a visiting PhD candidate at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Her research is focused on how policy reforms, particularly in the labor market and the criminal justice system, affect systemic inequality in the United States.

She previously led the Crime and Political Economy & Governance sectors at J-PAL North America at MIT, was an Associate Fellow at the Office of Evaluation Sciences, and was a Research Economist at the Council of Economic Advisers.