Ahmed Elsayed is a Research Associate Professor at the American University in Cairo (AUC) and the Director of Research at J-PAL MENA at AUC.

Before joining AUC and J-PAL in 2022, Ahmed spent eight years at IZA and held various positions in the institute including co-coordinating the research activities of the special program area "Gender, Growth, and Labor Markets in Low-Income Countries (G²LM|LIC)"

He holds a PhD in Economics and MSc in Business Research from the Maastricht University School of Business and Economics in the Netherlands. Prior to PhD, Ahmed worked as a Researcher under the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) Reserach Assistantship program.

His main research interests are in development economics, applied micro-econometrics, migration, and labor economics. He is particularly interested in the intersection between research and policy in the area of development economics.


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IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 15637
Oriana Bandiera, Ahmed Elsayed, Anton Heil, Andrea Smurra
forthcoming in: the Journal of the European Economic Association, 2022
IZA Discussion Paper No. 14982
Oriana Bandiera, Ahmed Elsayed, Andrea Smurra, Celine Zipfel
published in: Journal of Economic Perspectives, 2022, 36 (1), 81-100
IZA Discussion Paper No. 13969
Ibrahim Alhawarin, Ragui Assaad, Ahmed Elsayed
published in: Journal of Housing Economics, 2021, 53, 101761
IZA Discussion Paper No. 11597
published as 'Global terror, well-being and political attitudes' in: European Economic Review, 2020, 123, Article 103394
IZA Discussion Paper No. 11245
published as 'Political Change and Informality' in: Economics of Transition, 2019, 27 (1), 31 - 66
IZA Discussion Paper No. 11240
published online as 'Empowering women in conservative settings: evidence from an intervention in rural Egypt' in: Review of Economics of the Household, 26 August 2021
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8069
Revised version published in: British Journal of Industrial Relations, 2017, 55 (1), 58-82
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7530
revised version published in: Journal of Population Economics, 2018, 31 (1), 45 - 67
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