Ismael G. Muñoz is a joint-degree doctoral student in the Educational Theory and Policy (EDTHP) and Comparative and International Education (CIED) programs, with a minor in Demography at the Pennsylvania State University. He received his master’s degree in International and Development Economics from the Economics School of Louvain at Namur University. He previously earned a B.A. in Economics from the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru.
Before starting his doctoral studies, he worked for four years as an Assistant Researcher at the Group for the Analysis of Development (GRADE), which is a think tank developing applied research to stimulate the debate, design, and implementation of public policy in Peru. He also worked as an educational researcher at the Ministry of Education of Peru, where he conducted research on the use of class time and cognitive demand.
His research interests include educational inequalities, education and health, international large-scale assessments, school and teacher quality, and educational policy and program evaluation.