Glenda Quintini is an economist in the OECD Employment Analysis and Policy division. Ms Quintini joined the OECD in 2002 and has contributed to several research areas within the division. She is currently managing the division’s work on skills, including the rolling out of the new OECD Survey of Adult Skills, the development of the OECD Skills Strategy and work on skills mismatch and skills use at work. She is also in charge of a review of policies to help displaced workers back into jobs, with a particular focus on the implication of job displacement for skills use. Ms Quintini has also done extensive work on youth and contributed to the Jobs for Youth series focusing on school-to-work transitions and the difficulties faced by youth in the labour market in 16 OECD countries. In the context of this series, she has worked on reports for Greece, New Zealand, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States and co-authored two papers on the labour market performance of youth, published in the OECD Social, Employment and Migration Working Papers series. Previously, Miss Quintini contributed to the division annual publication – The Employment Outlook – with work the link between labour market institutions and employment outcomes and on make work pay policies.
Before joining OECD, Miss Quintini worked at Credit Suisse First Boston and at the Centre for Economic Performance (CEP) of the London School of Economics. While at CEP, she published a number of papers on job insecurity, public sector pay, nominal wage rigidity, the wage curve and labour market institutions in well known economic journals. Miss Quintini holds a PhD in Economics from Oxford University.