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".

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IZA Discussion Paper No. 11245

This paper examines informality during the political and economic turmoil that accompanied the Arab Spring revolution in Egypt. The paper focuses on unprotected employment and the extent to which it changed by educational level right after the January Uprising of 2011. We find that over time and particularly after the...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 11240

Women in the MENA region are economically and socially disempowered. High youth unemployment rates together with discriminatory social norms drive them to limit their investment in human capital. We evaluate a large-scale intervention attempting to relax human capital constraints for women by offering vocational, business and life skills training in...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 9430
Forthcoming in: Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2018

Using data from a stated preferences experiment in the Netherlands, we find that replacing full-time pension schemes with schemes that offer gradual retirement opportunities induce workers to retire one year later on average. Total life-time labour supply, however, decreases with 3.4 months because the positive effect of delayed retirement on...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 8069
Revised version published in: British Journal of Industrial Relations, 2017, 55 (1), 58-82.

Using data from the UK Skills Surveys, we show that the part-time pay penalty for female workers within low- and medium-skilled occupations decreased significantly over the period 1997-2006. The convergence in computer use between part-time and full-time workers within these occupations explains a large share of the decrease in the...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 7530
Revised version published in: Journal of Population Economics, 2018, 31-45

We study the effect that a series of fundamentalist-Islamic terrorist attacks in Europe had on the attitudes of Muslim immigrants in the Netherlands towards integration. Shortly after the attacks, Muslim immigrants' perceived integration, as measured by various indicators, decreased significantly relative to that of non-Muslims immigrants whereas there is no...

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