Gabriela Sicilia has a PhD in economics from the Complutense University of Madrid and is currently Assistant Professor at the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya. She also acts as visiting professor at the Universidad de la República (Uruguay) and is Associate Researcher at the ANII (Uruguay). Previously, she was an Assistant Professor at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and Visiting Researcher at the University of Queensland (Australia). Her research focuses on the evaluation of the education sector through quantitative methods and, in particular, on: i) the assessment of the efficiency and productivity of educational systems, ii) the multidimensional measurement of educational equity and equality of opportunity, and iii) the implementation of social experiments to measure the impact of educational policies. She has published more than 15 articles in academic journals, and has coordinated and participated 10 competitive research projects at the national and international level. In addition, during 2005 and 2010 she has worked as an economist in several public institutions in Uruguay (Ministry of Economy, the National Institute of Statistics or the Ministry of Social Development) and she has carried out various technical consultancy work for national public agencies in Spain and international organizations (IDB, CAF and United Nations).