Raimundo Krishna Esteva

Business Analyst for Management Consultancy and former Research Assistant, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Areas of Expertise:
  • Civic Engagement
  • School Reform
  • Higher Education

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About Raimundo

Esteva has a background in economics and mathematics with a focus on education and civic engagement. He has served on the Department of Education Advisory Board to the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education and served President Obama’s first election campaign.


Is a Basic College Education Still Worth the Cost?

    Frank Levy ,
  • Raimundo Krishna Esteva



"The Economics of BA Ambivalence: The Case of California Higher Education," (with Frank Levy and Alan Benson), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, August 31, 2013.

Estimates individuals’ and society’s economic returns to a bachelor’s degree and evaluates the quality of beginning a bachelor's degree program as an investment.

In the News

"6 Rules to Help You Make the Best College Decision," Raimundo Krishna Esteva (with Alan Benson and Frank Levy), PBS Newshour, April 14, 2015.
"How to Manage the Financial Risk of Investing in College," Raimundo Krishna Esteva (with Frank Levy and Alan Benson), Los Angeles Times, December 25, 2013.
Raimundo Krishna Esteva's research on the worth of a bachelor's degree (with Alan Benson and Frank Levy) discussed in Scott Carlson. Raimundo Krishna Esteva, "Is College Worth It? Two New Reports Say Yes (Mostly)," Chronicle of Higher Education, November 4, 2013.