Harry Patrino

Harry Patrinos

Harry is Adviser, Office of the Chief Economist for Europe and Central Asia at the World Bank. He specializes in the economics of education including the returns to schooling, school-based management, demand-side financing and public-private partnerships. He has managed education teams all over the world. He also co-led the development of the Bank’s Harmonized Learning Outcomes database, part of the Human Capital Index. He previously worked as an economist at the Economic Council of Canada.
Harry has multiple publications in academic and policy literature. He has studied and worked on the socioeconomic status of Indigenous Peoples and has co-authored books and reports on this subject. He also co-authored the books Making Schools Work: The Role and Impact of Public-Private Partnerships in Education, and Decentralized Decision-Making in Schools.