University of Minnesota, USA, and IZA, Germany
IZA World of Labor role
Professor of Planning and Public Affairs, University of Minnesota, USA
International economic development, labor market analysis, politics and economics of the Middle East and North Africa, poverty, quantitative methods, urban planning, women in work
Positions/functions as a policy advisor
Regional Director for West Asia and North Africa at The Population Council; Principal Investigator for the Construction Labor Market Study at the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics
Associate Professor of Planning and Public Affairs, University of Minnesota, 1997–2003
PhD City and Regional Planning, Cornell University, 1991
The Egyptian Labor Market in an Era of Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015 (with C. Krafft).
The Jordanian Labour Market in the New Millennium. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014.
“Is free basic education in Egypt a reality or a myth?” International Journal of Educational Development 45 (2015): 16–30 (with C. Krafft).
“Equality of opportunity in educational achievement in the Middle East and North Africa.” Journal of Economic Inequality 12 (2014): 489–515 (with D. Salehi-Isfahani and N. B. Hassine).
Does a changing public sector workforce in the MENA region provide an opportunity for efficient restructuring?Public sector hiring has been an essential component of the social bargains that have maintained political stability in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). As these bargains eroded, public sector workforces contracted in relative terms owing to a partial freeze on hiring and the promise of lifetime job security for incumbent workers. This had profound effects on the age composition of the workforce. The upcoming retirement of many workers provides an opportunity to restructure public sector hiring to emphasize meritocratic recruitment processes and performance-based compensation systems.MoreLess