Ragui Assaad - Economic Research Forum (ERF)

Ragui Assaad

Research Fellows

Professor of Planning and Public Affairs, University of Minnesota


Areas of Interest:

  • Labor markets in the Arab World
  • Education and human resource development
  • Youth transitions to adulthood
  • Inequality of opportunity

Education:

  • Ph.D., City and Regional Planning, Cornell University, 1991
  • M.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, 1981

Experience:

  • Professor of Planning and Public Affairs, Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota, 2003-present
  • Regional Director for West Asia and North Africa, The Population Council, 2005-2008
  • Associate Professor of Planning and Public Affairs, with tenure, 1997-2003

Latest Publications:

  • Assaad, R. and C. Krafft (eds.) 2015.  The Egyptian Labor Market in an Era of Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Assaad, R. and C. Krafft 2015. “The Economics of Marriage in North Africa:  A Unifying Theoretical Framework.” In The Oxford Handbook of Africa and Economics:  Policies and Practices, Celestin Monga and Justin Yifu Lin (Eds.).  Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Assaad, R. (ed.). 2014.  The Jordanian Labour Market in the New Millennium.  Oxford:  Oxford University Press.
  • Assaad, R. 2014. “Making Sense of Arab Labor Markets:  The Enduring Legacy of Dualism.”   IZA Journal of Labor and Development, 3(6): 1-25.

Working Papers

Introducing the Tunisia Labor Market Panel Survey 2014

This paper introduces the Tunisia Labor Market Panel Survey (TLMPS) of 2014, the first ... read more


Working Papers

Inequality of Opportunity in Wages and Consumption in Egypt

We provide in this paper measures of inequality of opportunity of wages and consumption for ... read more



Working Papers

Returns to Schooling in Egypt

This paper estimates the returns to schooling in Egypt using a policy reform that reduced ... read more


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