Funding Universities — Guest column in The Korean Times

Funding universities Guest Column in The Korean Times, 25 October 2015 https://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/opinon/2015/10/197_189411.html By Harry Anthony Patrinos There has been a tremendous increase in the number of university students and graduates.  This should have led to decrease in the rate of return to investment to higher education.  The returns to higher education are higher in mostContinue reading “Funding Universities — Guest column in The Korean Times”

Higher education

Higher education: returns are high but we need to fund it better This week I was invited to speak at The Economist’s Higher Education Forum in New York to share my thoughts on how higher education can be expanded. I believe that we need a fair and sustainable cost-recovery model at the university level usingContinue reading “Higher education”

Exploring the Differential Impact of Public Interventions on Indigenous People

Exploring the Differential Impact of Public Interventions on Indigenous People: Lessons from Mexico’s Conditional Cash Transfer Program LUIS F. LOPEZ-CALVA & HARRY A. PATRINOS The World Bank, Washington, DC, USA ABSTRACT This paper uses experimental panel data for Mexico from 1997 to 2000 in order to test assumptions on the impact of a conditional cashContinue reading “Exploring the Differential Impact of Public Interventions on Indigenous People”

Investing in Secondary Education Access | MONDAY, SEP 14, 2015 | 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Investing in Secondary Education Access Private Sector Engagement in Sub-Saharan Africa MONDAY, SEP 14, 2015 | 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM Many countries in Sub-Saharan Africa suffer from a severe shortage of school provision, with more than 20 million children lacking a secondary education, over half of whom are girls. Compared to 65 percent ofContinue reading “Investing in Secondary Education Access | MONDAY, SEP 14, 2015 | 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM”

Can Providing Information on School Performance Lead to Improvement?

Can providing information on school performance lead to improvement? From the Education for the Global Development Blog HARRY A. PATRINOS  08/18/2015 CO-AUTHORS: RAFAEL DE HOYOS, VICENTE GARCIA-MORENO In high-income countries, learning outcomes have improved as a result of an intervention that increases transparency and accountability through the use of test scores.  In a previous blog, I mentionedContinue reading “Can Providing Information on School Performance Lead to Improvement?”

The Impact of an Accountability Intervention with Diagnostic Feedback Evidence from Mexico

The Impact of an Accountability Intervention with Diagnostic Feedback Evidence from Mexico Rafael de Hoyos Vicente A. Garcia-Moreno Harry Anthony Patrinos World Bank Education Global Practice Group, August 2015 WPS7393 In 2009, the Mexican state of Colima implemented a low-stakes accountability intervention with diagnostic feedback among 108 public primary schools with the lowest test scoresContinue reading “The Impact of an Accountability Intervention with Diagnostic Feedback Evidence from Mexico”

The Economist Higher Education Forum

October 22nd 2015 | New York, NY http://www.economist.com/events-conferences/americas/education-2015 Join the conversation via #HigherEdForum I will focus on the question: What is the return on investment for education? See also: http://www-wds.worldbank.org/servlet/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2014/09/04/000158349_20140904084836/Rendered/PDF/WPS7020.pdf Harry Patrinos Manager, education, World Bank About Harry Patrinos Mr. Patrinos specializes in the economics of education, particularly the returns to schooling, school-based management, demand-side financing andContinue reading “The Economist Higher Education Forum”

Mexico: Impact Evaluation of a Low Cost Private School Model

Mexico: Impact Evaluation of a Low Cost Private School Model Lottery for admission into Christel House School | July 17, 2015 | Mexico City The evaluation of Christel House de Mexico, a low-cost, rigorous private school for poor children that also works to ensure parental commitment, uses a rigorous randomized experimental research design at the childContinue reading “Mexico: Impact Evaluation of a Low Cost Private School Model”