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Halsey Rogers

Lead Economist, Education Global Practice

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Halsey Rogers is Lead Economist with the World Bank’s Education Global Practice and served as Co-Director of the World Development Report 2018: Learning to Realize Education’s Promise.  He currently leads the Global Education Policy Dashboard initiative, and he recently co-authored The COVID-19 Pandemic:  Shocks to Education and Policy Responses and Realizing the Future of Learning and co-created the World Bank’s Learning Poverty indicator.

In the past, Halsey represented the Bank in SDG negotiations on education, led the Bank’s global teacher-policy research, and co-authored the Bank’s Education Strategy 2020: Learning for All.  Rogers has published widely in peer-reviewed journals, including the Quarterly Journal of Economics and the Journal of Economic Perspectives, and has advised governments in every region of the world.  He works on the quality of service delivery in education, teacher effectiveness, outcome and process metrics, families’ education investments, aid effectiveness, and development strategy, among other topics.  He also co-authored Growth and Empowerment: Making Development Happen (MIT Press).  

Previously, Halsey served as advisor to former World Bank chief economists Joseph Stiglitz and Nicholas Stern and as senior economist in the Bank’s research department.  Prior to joining the Bank, he served with the Council of Economic Advisors at the White House, UC Berkeley, the Indonesian Ministry of Finance (Jakarta), and the Korea Development Institute (Seoul).  He holds an AB from Princeton University, an MPP from the Harvard Kennedy School, and a PhD in Economics from UC Berkeley.