Emma Rackstraw

Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab, MIT

Emma Rackstraw was a Research Economist at the Council of Economic Advisers. She has now joined the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab at MIT, where she is working on North American antipoverty program evaluation. Her research areas include labour, education, and poverty policy. She graduated magna cum laude from Wellesley College with honors in International Relations-Economics. Her undergraduate thesis received the Natalie Bolton Faculty Prize in International Economics.

CEPR Policy Research


  • 17 - 18 August 2019 / Peking University, Beijing / Chinese University of Hong Kong – Tsinghua University Joint Research Center for Chinese Economy, the Institute for Emerging Market Studies at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the Guanghua School of Management at Peking University, the Stanford Center on Global Poverty and Development at Stanford University, the School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University, BREAD, NBER and CEPR
  • 19 - 20 August 2019 / Vienna, Palais Coburg / WU Research Institute for Capital Markets (ISK)
  • 29 - 30 August 2019 / Galatina, Italy /
  • 4 - 5 September 2019 / Roma Eventi, Congress Center, Pontificia Università Gregoriana Piazza della Pilotta, 4, Rome, Italy / European Center of Sustainable Development , CIT University
  • 9 - 14 September 2019 / Guildford, Surrey, UK / The University of Surrey