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Regina Seo

Regina Seo

  • Lecturer, Dual Masters Degree in Applied Economics and Social and Economic Policy
  • Lead Economist, RISEI Lab


Regina Seo is an applied microeconomist who evaluates labor and health policies with an emphasis on equity. She received her PhD in Economics from American University. Her dissertation consists of essays on the care economy, female labor force participation, and structural determinants of health inequities. She has led research projects at Brookings Institution focusing on minority communities' economic development. She has also worked for the World Bank and Results for Development Institute. She holds an MA in Economics from Georgetown University and a BA in Economics and Mathematics from Emory University

Dr. Regina Seo is one of the new Lead Economists joining the School of Education and Social Policy this June. She will teach a Topics in Health Policy course this Fall and will also support a $4.29 million grant led by MSSEP Director and Economist Michelle Yin. The grant evaluates an intervention intended to transition or divert youth with disabilities from subminimum wage employment to competitive employment in Virginia.


  • Ph.D. Economics, American University, 2023
  • M.A. Economics, Georgetown University, 2015
  • B.A. Economics and Mathematics, Emory University, 2014