Glenda Quintini is a senjor economist at the OECD overseeing the work on skills carried out by the Employment Labour and Social Affairs Directorate. She leads a team of economists looking at how skill needs are changing in the labour market and identifying effective policy responses, particularly in the area of adult learning and on-the-job training. Glenda’s team also contributes to the rolling out, further development and analysis of the OECD Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC) and is currently managing the development of an employer module on skill gaps. As part of the research programme on skills, Glenda has devoted a lot of attention to issues of changing skill needs, skills mismatch, skills use at work and work-based learning. In previous roles at OECD, Glenda worked extensively on school-to-work transitions, on the link between labour market institutions and employment outcomes and on make-work-pay policies.
Before joining OECD, Glenda worked at Credit Suisse First Boston and at the Centre for Economic Performance of the London School of Economics where she published papers on job insecurity, public sector pay, nominal wage rigidity, the wage curve and labour market institutions in well-known economic journals. Glenda holds a PHD in Economics from the University of Oxford and a Master degree in Economics from the University of Essex.