Patrinos leads the Benchmarking Education Systems for Results work program. He specializes in all areas of education, especially school-based management, demand-side financing and public-private partnerships. He also manages the Economics of Education Thematic Group.
Early Life & Education
Harry Anthony Patrinos previously worked as an economist at the Economic Council of Canada.
Patrinos is now the Practice Manager for the Europe and Central Asia region of the World Bank's education global practice. He specializes in education, particularly in the fields of educational management, demand-side economics, and public–private partnerships.
He has also headed a regional research project on the socioeconomic status of Latin America's Indigenous Peoples, published as "Indigenous Peoples, Poverty and Human Development in Latin America."
He has published more than 40 journal articles and co-authored several books around academics and public policy, including:
- Lifelong Learning in the Global Knowledge Economy (World Bank, 2003)
- "The Role and Impact of Public-Private Partnerships in Education"
- "Indigenous Peoples, Poverty and Human Development in Latin America" (Palgrave Macmillan, 2006)
- "Policy Analysis of Child Labor: A Comparative Study" (St. Martin’s, 1999)
- "Decentralization of Education: Demand-Side Financing" (World Bank, 1997)
- "Indigenous People and Poverty in Latin America: An Empirical Analysis with George Psacharopoulos" (World Bank/Ashgate, 1994)