Francisco (Paco) Martorell

Paco Martorell
Francisco (Paco) Martorell
Associate Professor,
University of California, Davis

Francisco (Paco) Martorell is co-director of the California Education Lab and an associate professor in the School of Education at the University of California, Davis. His research focuses on developmental education in colleges, the effects of grade retention, the returns to for-profit colleges, the impacts of school facility investments, and community college tuition subsidies. Prior to joining the UC Davis faculty, he was an economist at the RAND Corporation and a professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. He received a Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, Berkeley.


Publications by Francisco (Paco) Martorell
Report Kurlaender Dec 2018
This report, part of an ongoing collaboration between researchers at the University of California, Davis and the California Department of Education, alleviates some of the unknowns about students’ postsecondary trajectories and provides a foundation…