Irma Arteaga

  1. Assistant Professor
  2. 573-882-2718
  3. 573-884-4872
  4. Office
  5. 112 Middlebush Hall
  6. Columbia, MO 65211

Research Interest

  • Consumer behavior and household economics
  • Economics of child development
  • Education policy
  • Health policy

Dr. Irma Arteaga is from Peru and joined the Truman School of Public Affairs after earning a doctoral degree in Applied Economics and a Masters degree in Public Policy at the University of Minnesota. She has received the Jernberg Fellowship, the Mary and Robert Litterman Fellowship and the Graduate School Fellowship to support her studies.

Her research interests are in household behavior, economics of child development and education policy. Before joining the Truman School of Public Affairs at the University of Missouri, Dr. Arteaga worked for the Peruvian Congressional Research Center as the Chief of the Database Analysis Area. She also worked as an Economic Consultant and Researcher for other governmental organizations and an NGO. In addition to that, she was a faculty member in the Department of Economics at the Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru where she taught Macroeconomics, Econometrics and Microeconomics.

During the last four years, Dr. Arteaga has worked as a research assistant on a project involving the Chicago Longitudinal Study, which has followed over 1,500 students from low-income neighborhoods from kindergarten into adulthood. Dr. Arteaga’s research focuses on human capital formation, evaluation of the long-term effects of high quality preschool programs and the application of different econometric techniques to correct for selection and attrition biases in longitudinal studies.