Norbert Schady is the Principal Economic Advisor for the Social Sector at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). He holds a bachelor’s degree from Yale University and a Ph.D. from Princeton University. In addition to the IDB, Dr. Schady has worked at the World Bank and UNICEF, and has taught at Georgetown and Princeton. His main research areas include early childhood development, teacher quality, cash transfer programs, and the effects of economic crises on the accumulation of human capital. Dr. Schady has published three books and more than 30 articles in academic journals in economics, political science and health, and he has extensive experience advising governments in Latin America, Europe, Asia, and Africa.