Patricia Navarro-Palau is a labour market economist at the OECD in the Directorate for Employment Labour and Social Affairs. She has participated in multiple research and technical assistance projects related to education, labour markets and skills, with a special focus on Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET). Prior to joining the OECD, Patricia worked in the Education Division of the Inter-American Development Bank, CRA International and NERA Economic Consulting. Patricia holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Columbia in the City of New York and an MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics. Her work has been published in peer-reviewed international journals.