Rand Ghayad, PhD

Washington, DC

Books Featuring Rand Ghayad

Dr. Ghayad is an economist at the International Monetary Fund in Washington DC and a faculty member at Harvard University. He is also a founding member of the Institute for Career Transitions at MIT and a board member of  both the American Foundation for Educational Excellence and the International Foundation for Women's Empowerment.


Ghayad is an expert on unemployment and job creation, sovereign debt restructuring, and financial sector reform. His broad research revolves around inequality, economic growth and development, and labor market policy.  He holds a PhD in economics, three Master's degrees in finance, public policy, and economics, and an undergraduate degree in mathematical economics.

In the News
The Jobless Trap


The New York Times, 2013

Employers Lack Confidence, Not Skilled Labor
The Washington Post, 2013
The U.S. Unemployment Crisis Stumps Economists
Bloomberg BusinessWeek, 2013
Some Unemployed Keep Losing Ground
The Wall Street Journal, 2013
Are Jobless Benefits Leading to Higher Unemployment?
The Wall Street Journal, 2013
A Hire Truth
Financial Times, 2013
Experiences Inspire  Joblessness Research
The Boston Globe, 2013
The Tragedy of Long-Term Unemployment
Reuters, 2013
Why the Unemployment Rate is So High
The New York Times, 2013
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