Felipe Barrera-Osorio applies impact evaluation methods to find causal effects of innovative programs in education, such as cash transfers, public-private partnerships, school based management, teacher incentives and user fees, among others. His most recent work centers on two topics: first, the effects on the quality of education of programs that use learning outcomes as the mechanism to allocate benefits and second, the effects of teaching incentives on learning outcomes. Until 2011, he was Senior Economist at the World Bank, evaluating programs in Chile, Colombia, Jordan, Kenya, and Pakistan. Previously, he worked as the Deputy Director of the Colombian think-tank Fedesarrollo. In 2008, he was awarded the Juan Luis Londoño Medal —a recognition that is given every two years to a Colombian economist under 40 years of age— for outstanding research in education. Mr. Barrera received a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Maryland, College Park.