Manuel García Dellacasa

Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics

Smith College

Contact & Office Hours

Spring 2023

Tuesdays & Thursdays: 10:50 am - 12:05 pm 


Henshaw B3-202


Ph.D., M.A., University of Massachusetts Amherst

B.S., Universidad de Chile


Manuel García Dellacasa is a political economist whose research interests comprise urban development, labor markets and the care economy. Focusing on Latin America, his work analyzes how urban environments can reproduce economic and gender inequalities even as they provide opportunities to overcome them. García’s research underscores the economic potential of community care as an instrument for growth and equality. His teaching interests are broadly related to his research. At Smith, he teaches introduction to political economy, development economics, urban economics and introductory macroeconomics.

Selected Publications

Working Papers

Peer Reviewed Publications

Manuel García Dellacasa (2023) Residential Segregation and Women’s Labor Market Participation: The Case of Santiago De Chile, Feminist Economics, DOI: 10.1080/13545701.2022.2157856

Mostafavi, N., Fiocchi, J., Garcia Dellacasa, M. et al. (2022) Resilience of environmental policy amidst the rise of conservative populism. J Environ Stud Sci 12, 311–326, DOI: 10.1007/s13412-021-00721-1

Magazines & Newspapers

Desafíos de la transición demográfica: hacia un sistema de cuidado de adultos dependientes remunerado y comunitario,” (Co-author: Lilian Araya) CIPER Chile, 2021.


Quién cuida a las que cuidan?” OPES, 2020.

The awakening of dignity,” The Massachusetts Review, 2019.