Professor of Economics
St. Cloud State University
Mónica García-Pérez is a professor of economics at the School of Public Affairs at St. Cloud State University. Her research concentrates on topics of immigration, health economics, and labor economics. García-Pérez also is working on wealth inequality across race/ethnicity and the impact of health shocks. She is a research fellow at the Roy Wilkins Center in the Humphrey School of Public Affairs. She has published her research in economics and interdisciplinary journals such as Demography, American Economic Review, International Education Planning, Review of Black Political Economy, and Journal of Economics, Race, and Policy, among others. García-Pérez is the director of the SCSU Faculty Research Group of Immigrants in Minnesota and currently is the 2020 president of the American Society of Hispanic Economists and a board member of the Annual Health Econometrics Workshop. She received her Ph.D. in economics from the University of Maryland, College Park, her M.S. in economics from University College London, and her B.A. in economics from Universidad Central de Venezuela.
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