Ragui Assaad

Professor, Humphrey School of Public Policy
Associated Projects
MPC Primary Research Areas

My current work focuses on inequality of opportunity in education, child health, and labor markets, transitions from school-to-work, employment and unemployment dynamics, informality, labor market responses to economic shocks, international migration, and family formation.

I am a research fellow of the Economic Research Forum in Cairo, Egypt, and I served as its thematic director for Labor and Human Resource Development. I am also a research fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in Bonn, Germany. I served as Regional Director for West Asia and North Africa for the Population Council, based in Cairo, Egypt, from 2005 to 2008.

I have served as a consultant to the World Bank, the International Labor Organization, the Ford Foundation, UNICEF and UNDP.