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

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


Working Papers

The Determinants of Child Labor in Urban Turkey

The main challenge tackled by this study is to estimate a structural equation for children’s ... read more



Working Papers

The Role of Housing Markets in the Timing of Marriage in Egypt, Jordan, and Tunisia

The transition to adulthood in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is increasingly characterized ... read more



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