Anna Cristina D’Addio is an economist by background, and has worked as a senior policy analyst in the Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report team at UNESCO since 2017. She leads on the thematic part of the report (including, for example, the 2019 edition on Migration, Displacement and Education, and the 2020 edition on Inclusion and Education).
Prior to this position, D’Addio worked at the OECD on issues such as ageing unequally, pensions adequacy and sustainability, financial education and literacy, inequality, poverty, the intergenerational transmission of education and income, the life course approach to social policy, and the decline of fertility, with a particular emphasis on the role of policies. In that role she co-authored leading OECD publications such as ‘Growing Unequal?’, and the various editions of ‘Pensions at a Glance’ and ‘Pensions Outlook’, among others.
Before joining the OECD, D’Addio was a research professor in micro-econometrics applied to labour market/education issues. She has taught and carried out research at the Center for Applied Econometrics (CAM), University of Copenhagen; at the Higher Institute for Labour Studies (HIVA), Catholic University of Leuven; at the Department of Economics, University of Aarhus; at the Center for Research in Integration, Education, Qualifications and Marginalization of the Aarhus Business School; at the Center of Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE), and IRES of the Catholic University of Louvain-la-Neuve. She holds a PhD in quantitative economics (European Doctoral Program) from CORE and IRES (the Catholic University of Louvain-la-Neuve), a doctorate in public economics from the University of Pavia and a Masters in quantitative economics from CORE.