CSMGEP: Luisa Blanco

Luisa Blanco is a Professor at Pepperdine University School of Public Policy. She is a development economist and currently leads community-based participatory research projects focused on fostering economic inclusion among minorities. She leverages digital communications technology and tools to improve access to information and promote behavioral change among minorities to improve their wellbeing. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Oklahoma. She is currently a fellow of the Robert Wood Johnson Interdisciplinary Research Leadership program and a visiting scholar of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. She also serves on the board directors of the Center for Health Improvement for Minority Elders at UCLA. She was a senior visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, Opportunity and Inclusive Growth Institute. She served as a President of the American Society of Hispanic Economists (ASHE) and currently leads ASHE’s new mentoring program for midcareer minority economists.