World Bank and Georgetown University, USA
IZA World of Labor role
Manager, Education, World Bank
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
Member, Academic Council, Mexicanos Primero
Doctor of Philosophy, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, 1992
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).
The Mincer equation gives comparable estimates of the average monetary returns of one additional year of educationHarry Anthony Patrinos, July 2016The Mincer equation—arguably the most widely used in empirical work—can be used to explain a host of economic, and even non-economic, phenomena. One such application involves explaining (and estimating) employment earnings as a function of schooling and labor market experience. The Mincer equation provides estimates of the average monetary returns of one additional year of education. This information is important for policymakers who must decide on education spending, prioritization of schooling levels, and education financing programs such as student loans.MoreLess