Irène Selwaness - Economic Research Forum (ERF)

Irène Selwaness

Research Associates

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University


Areas of Interest:

  • Labor Economics
  • Applied Microeconometrics
  • Development Studies
  • Econometrics
  • Impact Evaluation

Education:

  • 2007–2012 PhD, Labor Economics, University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris School of Economics, CNRS, France.
  • 2006–2007 M.A (DEA), Quantitative Economics : Labor Economics and Demographic Economics, University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne.
  • 2005–2006 Bachelor of Economics, Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Economics Department, French Section, Cairo University

Experience:

  • Assistant Professor, Economics Department, The Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt, 2013 – Present
  • Assistant Lecturer, “The Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt, 2007–2012 Research Assistant, The Population Council, Cairo, Egypt. Poverty, Gender and Work Department, Social Protection Project, 2010-2011
  • Research Intern, The International Labor Office – ILO, Social Finance Program Department, Geneva, Switzerland (June-October), 2010

Latest Publications:

  • Selwaness, I. and Zaki, C. (2013) “Assessing the Impact of Trade Reforms on Informality in Egypt”, The Economic Research Forum, ERF Working Papers 759, October.
  • Roushdy, R. and I. Selwaness (2012) “Who Is Covered and Who Underreports : An Empirical Analysis of Access to Social Insurance on the Egyptian Labor Market”, Gender and Work in the MENA Region Working Paper Series, No. 25, Population Council, Egypt Country office
  • Seiverding, M. and I. Selwaness (2012) “Social Protection in Egypt : A Policy Overview”, Gender and Work in the MENA Region Working Paper Series, No. 23, Population Council, Egypt Country office (forthcoming).
Working Papers

Social Protection and Vulnerability in Egypt: A Gendered Analysis

This paper presents a comprehensive review of the state of social protection in ... read more


Working Papers

The Dynamics of Family Formation and Women’s Work: What Facilitates and Hinders Female Employment in the Middle East and North Africa?

This paper investigates the dynamic relationship between family formation and women’s employment, a previously unexplored ... read more



Working Papers

The Arab Spring and the Employability of Youth: Early Evidence From Egypt

This paper investigates the school-to-work transition of young people from ... read more


Working Papers

The Impact of Early Marriage on Women’s Employment in the Middle East and North Africa

Marriage is a central stage in the transition to adulthood in the Middle East and ... read more


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Conferences
The Egyptian La...

The study of labor market behaviors and ... read more

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