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.