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Maciej Jakubowski

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Maciej Jakubowski is a policy maker, advisor and researcher with international and national experience in these fields. He served as an under-secretary of state (deputy minister) at the Polish Ministry of National Education between 2012 and 2014. He was responsible for the Ministry’s budget and school funding, international cooperation, research and building the long term education strategy. Currently he leads Evidence Institute in Poland and works as a senior advisor to the Public Education Evaluation Commission in Saudi Arabia.

Before joining the government he worked in the OECD PISA team in Paris (between 2008 and 2012) and as a consultant for the World Bank, UNDP, OECD and the Polish government. Mr. Jakubowski holds a PhD degree in economics and MA in sociology from the University of Warsaw where he still works as an assistant professor at the Faculty of Economic Sciences.

He  conducted research at the University of Pittsburgh, Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich, and the European University Institute in Florence. Recently, his research focuses on the analysis of how policy changes relate to international trends in student performance and how student assessments can more effectively support teaching and learning.

He also works on the methodological problems in evaluating educational policies. Mr. Jakubowski was involved in implementing a value-added system to evaluate teaching quality of lower secondary schools in Poland, a project which covered all schools in Poland and now serves as the basis of school evaluation using standardized test tools. He authored and co-authored several policy reports, academic papers and book chapters in the area of education policy, public choice and labour economics