Edward Sayre, Ph.D,

Associate Professor, Director of Economics Undergraduate Program

Edward Sayre is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science, International Developmetn and International Affairs at the University of Southern Mississippi and a non-resident Fellow at the Brookings Institution. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Texas at Austin in 1999. Dr. Sayre has written over two dozen articles, book chapters and research monographs primarily on the topic of Middle East labor markets.  His research has also examined economies that are undergoing extreme shocks, including those recovering from natural disasters.  In his  research on the Middle East, Sayre’s primary focus has been the Palestinian labor market.  Before starting his current position at the University of Southern Mississippi, Dr. Sayre was a visiting research associate at the Palestine Economic Policy Research Institute (MAS) in Jerusalem and taught at Kenyon College and Agnes Scott College. Dr. Sayre is on the executive committee and serves as the Treasurer of the Middle East Economic Association, where he has served on the board of directors since 2002.

Dr. Sayre's Curriculum Vitae (17 page PDF)