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Quentin Wodon

Lead Economist, The World Bank

Quentin Wodon is an Adviser in the World Bank's Education Department where he leads the cluster on equity, resilience, and early childhood development. Previously, he managed the World Bank unit on values and development, served as Lead Poverty Specialist for Africa, and as Economist/Senior Economist for Latin America. Before joining the World Bank he was an Assistant Brand Manager with Procter & Gamble, a volunteer corps member with the International Movement ATD Fourth World (an NGO working with the extreme poor), and a tenured professor with the University of Namur. He has also taught at American University and Georgetown University.

Quentin holds graduate degrees in Business Engineering, Economics, and Philosophy, a PhD in Economics, and a PhD in Theology and Religious Studies. He has more than 450 publications. A recipient of the Prize of Belgium’s Secretary of Foreign Trade, a Fulbright grant, and the Dudley Seers Prize, he has served on several advisory boards for non-profit organizations and university programs, and as Associate Editor for academic journals. A past President of the Society of Government Economists, he is currently Vice President of the Association for Social Economics. He enjoys pro bono consulting for nonprofits and is actively involved in Rotary.