Cristian Aedo is a Practice Manager for the Global Practice Education. Prior to that he was a Senior Education Economist at the World Bank since 2006. He worked with the Latin America and the Caribbean Education team until 2011 and then he joined the Europe and Central Asia Education team. He is the author of studies on skills and countries skill patterns, and he has led investment loans and development policy lending focused on strengthening human development outcomes through better accountability and skill relevance. Before joining the World Bank, he was professor of economics at the Graduate Program in Economics at the ILADES/Georgetown University and Universidad Alberto Hurtado in Chile; served as the research director of INACAP; and completed numerous articles on social sectors in Latin America and the Caribbean. He holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Minnesota.