Irene Selwaness' Bio

Irene Selwaness is an assistant professor at the Faculty of Economics and Political Science at Cairo University. Her current research focuses on the care economy, social protection, school-to-work transitions, employment generation and GDP growth, and family formation and employment issues in the Middle East.  She worked closely with the Population Council, Cairo office, as a Fred H. Bixby post-doctoral fellow. She also served as a Carnegie post-doctoral fellow at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, at the University of Minnesota. She holds a PhD in Labor Economics from University of Paris 1– Panthéon Sorbonne (France), and an MA in Quantitative Economics with specialization in Labor and Demographic Economics from the same university.