Ahmed Elsayed is a a Senior Research Associate at the IZA – Institute of Labor Economics in Bonn, Germany. He currently is the Deputy Program Director of IZA’s research area “Labor and Development” and the Deputy Program Director of the special program area “Gender, Growth, and Labour Markets in Low Income Countries (G²LM|LIC)”.
Ahmed joined IZA as a Research Affiliate in August 2013 during his PhD studies at Maastricht University in the Netherlands. He moved to Bonn to become a Research Associate in November 2014 and in 2017 he became Senior Research Associate.
His main research interests are in development economics, applied micro-econometrics, migration, and labour economics. I am particularly interested in the intersection between research and policy in the area of development economics.
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