Melanie Khamis
Research Fellow

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Khamis Melanie Khamis completed her Ph.D. at the London School of Economics.

She also holds an MSc in Economics from the University of Warwick and a BSc in Economics from the London School of Economics.
Before and during her doctoral studies, she worked as an economist for the Department for International Development (DFID) (U.K.), as a consultant for the World Bank and as a researcher for the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Her main research interests are labor economics, development economics and applied microeconomics.

She worked at IZA as a Research Associate from February 2008 until June 2011. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Economics at Wesleyan University and continues to be affiliated with IZA as a Research Fellow.

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IZA World of Labor article: Formalization of jobs and firms in emerging market economies through registration reform
 
IZA Discussion Papers:
No. Author(s)
Title
10830  Mevlude Akbulut-Yuksel
Melanie Khamis
Mutlu Yuksel
Women Make Houses, Women Make Homes
(published in: Labour Economics 2017, online available https://doi.org/10.1016/j.labeco.2017.05.004)
8425  Joyce P. Jacobsen
Melanie Khamis
Mutlu Yuksel
Convergences in Men's and Women's Life Patterns: Lifetime Work, Lifetime Earnings, and Human Capital Investment
(published in: Research in Labor Economics, 2015, 1-33)
7239  Mevlude Akbulut-Yuksel
Melanie Khamis
Mutlu Yuksel
For Better or for Worse: The Long-Term Effects of Postwar Reconstruction on Family Formation
(published in: Applied Economics, 2016, 8(29): 2771-2784.)
6163  Alpaslan Akay
Melanie Khamis
The Persistence of Informality: Evidence from Panel Data
(published in: Research in Labor Economics, 2012, 229 - 255)
6148  Mevlude Akbulut-Yuksel
Melanie Khamis
Mutlu Yuksel
Rubble Women: The Long-Term Effects of Postwar Reconstruction on Female Labor Market Outcomes
(substantially revised paper appeared as DP No. 10830)
5406  Melanie Khamis
Nishith Prakash
Zahra Siddique
Consumption and Social Identity: Evidence from India
(published in: Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2012, 83 (3), 353-371)
5142  Randall K. Q. Akee
Arnab K. Basu
Nancy Chau
Melanie Khamis
Ethnic Fragmentation, Conflict, Displaced Persons and Human Trafficking: An Empirical Analysis
(published in: Gil S. Epstein and Ira N. Gang (eds.), Migration and Culture, Frontiers of Economics and Globalization, Vol. 8, Emerald Publishing: 2010)
4676  Melanie Khamis
A Note on Informality in the Labor Market
(published in: Journal of International Development, 2012, 24 (7), 894-908)
4614  Melanie Khamis
Is Informal Sector Work an Alternative to Workfare Benefits? The Case of Pre-Program Expansion and Economic Crisis
(published in: Review of Development Economics, 2012, 16 (4), 579593)
3916  Omar Arias
Melanie Khamis
Comparative Advantage, Segmentation and Informal Earnings: A Marginal Treatment Effects Approach
3911  Melanie Khamis
Does the Minimum Wage Have a Higher Impact on the Informal than on the Formal Labor Market? Evidence from Quasi-Experiments
(published in: Applied Economics, 2013, 45 (5), 477-495)
 

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