Luisa Blanco
Published September 21, 2016
Updated October 1, 2021

Luisa Blanco is a professor at Pepperdine University’s School of Public Policy, where she teaches the core course on macroeconomic policy. Her research in Latin America concentrates on economic development and international policy-making. In the United States, Blanco studies household finance and financial planning, with a focus on minorities.

Blanco’s work has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Institute on Aging (NIA), USAID, the Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation, Pepperdine’s Office of the Provost, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and CAF Research Program on Citizen Security

Academic headshot; a latin american woman with chest-length, straight, dark brown hair, smiles directly at the camera. She is wear a gray-blue button-up shirt with a black blazer.

Pronouns: She/her

Areas of expertise: financial planning, economic development, macroeconomics

Location: Malibu, Calif.


Phone: (310) 506-7466

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