Ahmed Elsayed received his PhD in Economics from Maastricht University in 2015. Before starting his PhD he worked as a Research Assistant under the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) assistantship program at Maastricht University.

During his PhD, he joined the IZA network as a Research Affiliate in 2013. After PhD he moved to Bonn to become a Research Associate. In November 2017 he became Senior Research Associate. He served as the Deputy Program Director of IZA's research area "Gender and Family" from 2015 to 2018. He is currently the Deputy Program Director for the special Program area "Growth and Labor Markets in Low Income Countries (GLM|LIC)" and the Deputy Program Director of IZA's research area "Labor and Development".

His main research interests are in labor economics, migration, and development economics.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 11597
forthcoming in: European Economic Review, 2020
IZA Discussion Paper No. 11245
published as 'Political Change and Informality' in: Economics of Transition, 2019, 27 (1), 31 - 66
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