Erica Blom is a senior research associate in the Center on Education Data and Policy at the Urban Institute, where she studies higher education policy and contributes to the Education Data Portal. Among other topics, she has conducted research on higher education accountability, student loan forgiveness, and gainful employment.
Before joining Urban, she was a principal consultant at Edgeworth Economics, studying discriminatory practices in the labor market and anticompetitive practices. She earned a doctoral degree in economics from Yale University, where her research focused on students’ choices in college major. She has published in the Journal of Labor Economics and the Annual Review of Economics.