Shwetlena is a Senior Economist at the Education Global Practice of the World Bank. Her main research interests are in the areas of Economics of Education and Labor Markets. In education, her work focuses on impacting teacher and student effort, stimulating demand for services, performance-based financing for education, and the political economy of education reform. In Labor Markets she is working on entrepreneurship, matching externalities, and the role of kinship networks in labor markets. She holds a Ph.D. in Applied Economics from University of Minnesota.