Dr Garcia-Murillo is a Professor of Political Economy at Syracuse University's School of Information Studies. As an expert in institutional, behavioral and information economics; she focuses her work on the impact of ICTs on access and society. Her research has explored the impact of ICTs on the creation of new business, the informal economy, and corruption.
Her current research work focuses on the impact of technology on employment with a particular emphasis on the transition towards a more technology dependent society and the policies that will need to set in place to help people displaced by technology to find income alternative.
Her secondary research interests include:
Theory development as a means to help young scholars to make contribution to their fields while understanding the work of previous scholars. In this area she has conducted workshops at conferences and universities and written short books that cover different components of the theory construction process