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ECA Talk: "Returns to Education" Turns 50

March 29, 2023
MC C2-350

Timestamps for remarks and panel discussions during the event replay are marked under the "Agenda" tab below. 

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2023 marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of the book, Returns to Education: An International Comparison by George Psacharopoulos, the renowned economist and former World Bank staffer. This event recognizes this milestone and reassesses the progress in measuring the benefits of education. The conference will include panels to discuss the concept of the returns to education and the influence of Psacharopoulos, along with a panel on the latest evidence on the returns to education.


  • Date: March 29, 2023
  • Time: 8:30AM-1:15PM EDT
  • Location: World Bank Headquarters, MC C2-350
  • Chair: Ivailo Izvorski, Chief Economist, Europe and Central Asia, World Bank
  • CONTACT: Suzette Samms-Lindsay