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Assaad, Ragui

Professor, Public Affairs
University of Minnesota


Ragui Assaad is a professor at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota, where he is area chair for Global Policy and co-chair of the Master of Development Practice program. He is a Research Fellow of the Economic Research Forum in Cairo, Egypt and serves as a member of its Board of Trustees and as thematic leader for Labor and Human Resource Development. He is also a Research Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in Bonn, Germany. Assaad’s current research focuses on labor markets in the Arab World, with a focus on youth and gender issues as they relate to education, transition from school-to-work, employment and unemployment dynamics, informality, responses to economic shocks, migration, and family formation. His recent publications include two edited books published by Oxford University Press entitled The Egyptian Labor Market in an Era of Revolution (2015) and the Jordanian Labor Market in the New Millennium (2014). He also published several other books, over 50 refereed journal articles and book chapters and a large number of policy briefs.

DISCIPLINE
Economics
SUB AREAS
Population Studies   
Public Policy   
Urban Studies   
Political Economy   
Development   
AREAS OF INTEREST
All Middle East   
Egypt   
Jordan   
Morocco   
Yemen   
Maghreb   
SPECIALTIES
inequality of opportunity in the Arab World   
youth and gender issues in Middle East   
education, employment and marriage   
LANGUAGES
Arabic (Native)   
English (Advanced)   
French (Advanced)   
EDUCATION
PhD1991City & Reg. PlanningCornell
MSci1981Mech. Engr.Stanford
BS1981PhysicsStanford
ABSTRACTS ACCEPTED AT MESA MEETINGS SINCE 2009
Inequality of Opportunity in Income and Consumption in Egypt (2016)   
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Ragui Assaad






Humphrey School of Public Aff.
University of Minnesota
301 19th Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN
55455
United States
Phone:(612) 625-4856
assaad@umn.edu

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