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Colette Salemi


Research Assistant at the University of Minnesota

Colette Salemi is a Ph.D. student and research assistant at the University of Minnesota. Salemi is a microeconomist focused on labor and economic activity in developing countries and is currently working on projects related to forced displacement and refugee policy as well. She earned her Master’s Degree in Public Policy from the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago in 2016. She also completed a Master’s Degree in Middle Eastern Studies from the same institution in 2015. Salemi started her PhD at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs in 2016, and (effective September 2018) she will finish her degree as a doctoral student of the Department of Applied Economics at the University of Minnesota. She is trained in both quantitative and qualitative methods and is an advanced student of Arabic.

Working Papers

Is the Egyptian economy creating good jobs? Job creation and economic vulnerability from 1998 to 2018

In terms of overall growth rates, the Egyptian economy has rebounded from the slowdown ... read more

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Socioeconomic Status and the Changing Nature of School-to-Work Transitions in Egypt, Jordan and Tunisia

This paper examines the evolution of initial labor market outcomes across cohorts of school leavers ... read more

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The Structure of Employment and Job Creation in Jordan: 2010-2016

In this paper, we analyze the structure of employment and job creation in Jordan over ... read more

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Own Account Workers in Jordan: Profile and Work Characteristics

In this paper, we compare own account workers (employers and the self-employed) to private sector ... read more

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Services for Syrian Refugee Children and Youth in Jordan: Forced Displacement, Foreign Aid, and Vulnerability

This report provides an overview of the current services available for Syrian refugee youth and ... read more


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