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

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


Working Papers

Introducing the Egypt Labor Market Panel Survey 2018

This paper introduces the 2018 wave of the Egypt Labor Market Panel Survey ... read more


Working Papers

The Evolution of Labor Supply in Egypt from 1988-2018: A Gendered Analysis

This paper investigates the character of labor supply and especially female labor force ... read more


Working Papers

The Number and Characteristics of Syrians in Jordan: A Multi-Source Analysis

Jordan has experienced a substantial influx of refugees from Syria since 2011. The Jordanian government ... read more


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