Prateek Tandon is an Economist with the East Asia Region of the World Bank. During his time at the World Bank, he has authored or co-authored several books on labor markets, innovation, and the economics of higher education. He currently works on Bank investment operations in Cambodia, China, Mongolia, and Vietnam. Prior to his appointment with the World Bank, he worked at the United Nations with Professor Jeffrey Sachs on developing a global plan to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, the internationally agreed goals to reduce extreme poverty, hunger, and disease across the globe. He received his B.A. from Yale University and completed his graduate studies at the University of Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar.