Mona Said - Economic Research Forum (ERF)

Mona Said

Research Fellows

Assistant Professor of Economics, Economics Department, The American University in Cairo

Areas of Interest:

  • Labor and Human Resource Economics
  • Public Finance
  • Growth and Macroeconomic Policy


  • Ph.D., Economics, University of Cambridge, UK, 2000
  • M.Phil, Economics, University of Cambridge, UK, 1992
  • M.A., (highest honors) Economics, American University in Cairo, 1991
  • B.A., (highest honors) Economics, American University in Cairo, 1989


  • Assistant Professor in Economics, Department of Economics, American University in Cairo, Jan.2006-present
  • Lecturer in Economics, Department of Economics, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London University, Jan.2003-Jan.2006
  • Economist, Official Financing Division, Policy Review and Development Department, International Monetary Fund, Oct. 2001-Jan.2003

Latest Publications:

  • Said, Mona and F. El-Hamidi (2007) ” Have Economic Reforms paid Off For women? Gender Occupational Inequality in the New Millennium in Egypt.” Paper presented to Egyptian Centre for Economic Studies conference on “Employment, Productivity and Poverty” June 27, 2007 (forthcoming ECES working paper).
  • Said, Mona (2007) ” Vocational Education and Labor Market outcomes: Contrasting Egypt and Morocco.” Paper presented to Cairo University Conference on “Youth and Vocational education” held on May 8, 2007, Cairo (to be published in conference proceedings volume.)
  • Said, Mona (2007)“The Fall and Rise of Earnings and Inequality in Egypt: New Evidence from the ELMPS , 2006″, paper presented at the Department of Statistics, Faculty of Economics and Politics, Cairo University Conference held in May, 2007 and ERF/population council ELMPS dissemination seminar held in October 2006 (forthcoming ERF working paper).
Policy Briefs

Towards Greater Gender Diversity in the Workplace in Egypt

In a nutshell One of the main challenges facing the Egyptian economy is that it is ... read more

Working Papers

Inequality and Income Mobility in Egypt

This paper explores trends in wage and income levels and inequality and mobility in Egypt, especially ... read more

Working Papers

Trade Policy and Input Liberalization: The Effect on Egyptian Firms’ Productivity

This paper explores the link between trade liberalization and firms’ performance in Egypt combining macro ... read more

Working Papers

The Evolution of Wage Formation and Inequality in Jordan in 2010-2016

This paper investigates wage formation and inequality in Jordan over the period 2010 to 2016 ... read more

Working Papers

Gender Diversity, Productivity, and Wages in Egyptian Firms

Women’s employment is not evenly distributed across sectors and this variance in gender diversity can ... read more


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