Quentin Wodon is a lead economist at the World Bank’s Education Global Practice. He previously managed the World Bank’s unit on faith and development, served as its lead poverty specialist for Africa, and worked as an economist and senior economist for Latin America.
He has taught at the University of Namur, American University, and Georgetown University. He has authored more than 500 publications and his research has been covered by major news outlets. He has served as associate editor for journals and as president of the Society of Government Economists and the Association for Social Economics.
Wodon, who was trained in business engineering, worked in market research and as a brand assistant/brand manager for Procter & Gamble before shifting his career path nearly 30 years ago to join ATD Fourth World, a nonprofit working with the extreme poor. In his free time, he volunteers with nonprofits and in Rotary, where he has served in leadership locally and globally.
He holds PhDs in economics, environmental science, health sciences, and theology.