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Reham Rizk


Assistant Professor at the British University in Egypt

Reham Rizk is currently assistant professor at the British University in Egypt’s Department of Economics. Rizk joined recently Tahya-Misr Fund as a Senior Economist. Rizk research on robust econometric assessments of the relationship between public policies and equality of opportunities for human wellbeing. Rizk is currently working on one of Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) projects using randomized control trial (RCT) us to estimate the complementarities associated with more intensive job training programs, and allow us to see how they influence job seeker outcomes over time. Her research examines issues in development economics, primarily labor, entrepreneurship, education, health and inequality in the Middle East and North Africa.

Working Papers

The Promise and Peril of Youth Entrepreneurship in MENA

Entrepreneurship is promoted by government policies and international agencies as a solution to high rates ... read more

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Firm Productivity and Agglomeration Economies: Evidence from Egyptian Data

This paper attempts to shed light on the nexus between firm productivity and economies of ... read more

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Own Account Workers in Jordan: Profile and Work Characteristics

In this paper, we compare own account workers (employers and the self-employed) to private sector ... read more

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Revisiting the Middle-Class Myth: Evidence From A Cross-Country Analysis of African Social Progress

We analyze the relationship between the expansion of middle class in 42 African countries and ... read more

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Out of Pocket Health Expenditure and Household Budget: Evidence from Arab Countries

This paper assesses the prevalence of out-of-pocket catastrophic health expenditure and pinpoints the factors associated ... read more


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