Elizabeth King is currently nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, commissioner of International Initiative for Impact Evaluation, Board member of Room to Read and Echidna Giving, co-editor of Comparative Education Review, and technical adviser to the Gender Innovation Lab and the Systems Assessment for Better Education Results programs of the World Bank, the Office of Population Studies at the University of San Carlos (Cebu City), and Teach for All. She was the World Bank’s senior spokesperson and professional head for global policy and strategic issues related to education and human development in 2009–2014. She has published on topics such as household investments in human capital and the link between those investments and poverty and economic development; returns to education and other human capital in the labor market; gender issues in development; and decentralization and governance. She worked extensively on economic and education issues in several developing countries across different world regions. She has taught Economics courses at the UP, University of California Los Angeles, Tulane University, the National Graduate Research Institute for Policy Studies in Tokyo, the Centre d’Etudes et de Recherches sur le Developpement International at the University of Auvergne in France, and Georgetown University. King received PhD and Master of Philosophy degrees in Economics from Yale University and Master and Bachelor of Arts degrees from UP.