International economic development; labor market analysis; politics and economics of the Middle East and North Africa; urban planning; poverty in developing countries; quantitative methods; women's work in developing countries
Ragui Assaad, professor, researches labor policy and labor market analysis in developing countries, the informal economy, community and economic development, and developing countries' urban planning. His current research projects include studying the effects of economic reform on the Egyptian labor market, female labor supply in Egypt, and community development efforts among Cairo's informal waste collectors.
Assaad has served as a consultant to the World Bank, the International Labor Organization, the Ford Foundation, and UNICEF. Assaad is a research fellow of the Economic Research Forum for the Arab Countries, Iran, and Turkey.
He received a doctorate in city and regional planning from Cornell University and a master's degree in mechanical engineering from Stanford University. He earned the Humphrey School's teacher of the year award in 1992, 1995, 1996, and 2000.
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- PA 5036: Regional Economic Analysis
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