The WISE Research Series


Dr. Quentin Wodon

Position: Lead economist, the World Bank
Country: United States of America

Dr. Quentin Wodon is a Lead Economist with the World Bank. At the World Bank, Quentin’s work focuses on helping countries solve challenges related to poverty reduction and investments to benefit disadvantaged groups. In addition, he has maintained an active research agenda with more than 500 publications, mostly on policies to improve the lives of the less fortunate. Recent topics include the economic impacts of child marriage, inclusion and equity in education, and the changing wealth of nations.

Quentin holds graduate degrees in business engineering, economics, and philosophy, and PhDs in economics, environmental science, health sciences, and theology and religious studies. Before joining the World Bank, he was a tenured professor at the University of Namur. He also taught at American University and Georgetown University. He has served as Associate Editor for journals and as President of the Society of Government Economists and the Association for Social Economics.