Tara Béteille

Tara Béteille
Senior Economist,
The World Bank

Tara Béteille is a senior economist at the World Bank, where she has been working on the bank’s India and Sri Lanka education programs. She is part of the 2018 World Development Report team ("Realizing the Promise of Education for Development"). She joined the World Bank in 2010 through the Young Professional’s Program, and joined the education practice in 2012, after working with the Independent Evaluation Group and the Chief Economist’s Office (South Asia Region). In the education practice, her work has ranged from project design and implementation to research, covering school education through higher education. Her area of expertise includes the political economy of education systems. She received her PhD from Stanford University in the economics of education, and was a post-doctoral scholar at Stanford’s Center for Education Policy and Analysis. 

updated 2018

Publications by Tara Béteille
Teacher Characteristics and Class Assignments
Although prior research has documented differences in the distribution of teacher characteristics across schools serving different student populations, few studies have examined the extent to which teacher sorting occurs within schools. This study…
A PACE Policy Brief by Susanna Loeb, Tara Beteille and Maria Perez of Stanford University explains why California must accelerate its efforts to create an effective data system for collecting and using vital school information. Building an…