Senior economist - OECD
Glenda is a senior economist at OECD, overseeing the work on skills carried out by the Employment Labour and Social Affairs Directorate. Activities under her responsibility include: the Directorate’s contribution to the rolling out, further development and analysis of the OECD Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC); a project on how countries assess and respond to existing and future skill needs, including the analysis of adult learning systems; work on the risk of task automation; work on the financial incentives to steer education provision and participation towards areas in high demand; and the Directorate’s contribution to the follow-up to the OECD Skills Strategy. As part of the research programme on skills, Glenda has devoted a lot of attention to issues of skills mismatch, skills use at work and work-based learning. In previous roles at OECD, she has 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. She has also worked on the link between labour market institutions and employment outcomes and on make work pay policies.
Before joining OECD, Glenda has 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.