Ahmed Elsayed is a Research Associate at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in Bonn, Germany. He did his doctoral studies at the Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA) in Maastricht University. He holds a Bachelor degree in Business Administration from Zagazig University (Egypt) and a Master degree in Business Research from Maastricht University. Before starting his PhD Ahmed spent one year as a Research Assistant under the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) assistantship program at ROA. He also worked as a Teaching Assistant at Zagazig University (Egypt).