Norbert Schady, a German national, is Chief Economist for Human Development in the World Bank Group. Previously, he was Principal Economic Advisor, Social Sector, at the Inter-American Bank (2010-2021), Senior Economist in the Development Research Group (2003-2010), Economist in the Poverty Group of the Latin America region of the World Bank (2000-2003), and a Young Professional at the World Bank (1998-2000). Mr. Schady has also taught at Georgetown University and Princeton University. He received his PhD from Princeton University and his BA from Yale University.
Mr. Schady has published extensively in academic journals, including in the Quarterly Journal of Economics, American Economic Journal: Applied, American Economic Journal: Policy, Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Human Resources, and Journal of Development Economics, among many others. He is also the author of numerous flagship reports, including The Early Years: Child Well-Being and the Role of Public Policy, Conditional Cash Transfers: Reducing Present and Future Poverty, and Closing the Gap in Education and Technology. Mr. Schady’s main research areas include early childhood development, teacher quality, cash transfer programs, and the effects of economic contractions on the accumulation of human capital.