Harry Anthony Patrinos

World Bank and Georgetown University, USA

I am excited to be a part of this project. My sincere hope is that policymakers will find World of Labor a useful way to learn about the latest state of research on labor policy and the economics of education

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Manager, Education, World Bank

Research interest

Economics of education, returns to education, public-private partnerships

Positions/functions as a policy advisor

Advised ministers of education on importance of education policy and investments

Past positions

Member, Academic Council, Mexicanos Primero


Doctor of Philosophy, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, 1992

Selected publications

  • Indigenous Peoples, Poverty and Development. Cambridge University Press, 2012 (with G. Hall).

  • “Empowering parents to improve education: Evidence from rural Mexico.” Journal of Development Economics 99:1 (2012): 68–79 (with P. Gertler and M. Rubio-Codina).

  • “Quality of schooling, returns to schooling and the 1981 vouchers reform in Chile.” World Development 39:12 (2011): 2245–2256 (with C. Sakellariou).