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. He also worked as a Teaching Assistant at Zagazig University (Egypt).
His main research interests are in labor economics, migration, and development economics.
He joined IZA as a Research Affiliate in August 2013 and moved to Bonn to become a Research Associate in November 2014. He is the Deputy Program Director of IZA's research area "Gender and Family" since 2015. In 2017 he became a Senior Research Associate and Deputy Program Director for the special Program area "Growth and Labor Markets in Low Income Countries".