Edward Sayre, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, International Development and International Affairs

Dr. Sayre is an applied microeconomist who works primarily in the areas of health and labor economics. Previously he has worked with undergraduate scholars on research on the economics of illicit behavior. He currently is working on research on long term economic effects from the BP oil spill. He also has received funding for research on labor markets in the Middle East and to conduct a study of the economic recovery of Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina.

“Dimensions of Youth Unemployment in the Middle East” Developing Alternatives Vol. 15, No. 1, July 2012: 4-10.

“An Evaluation of Financial Incentive Policies for Organ Donations in the U.S.” with Alison Wellington Contemporary Economic Policy Vol 29, No. 1, January 2011: 1-13.

“Political Instability, Closures, and Labor Reallocation in the West Bank and Gaza Strip” Defence and Peace Economics Vol. 21 No 4, August 2010, pp. 337-355.

“Relative Deprivation and Palestinian Suicide Bombings” Asian Journal of Social Science Volume 38 No. 3, 2010: 442-461.

"Labor Market Conditions, Political Events, and Palestinian Suicide Bombings," Peace Economics, Peace Science and Public Policy: Vol. 15 : Iss. 1 Article 1, 2009.

“Palestinian Interest in Homeland Investment” Middle East Journal Vol. 55 No. 2, Spring 2001:237-255, with Kate Gillespie and Liesl Riddle.

“Labor Demand and the Wage Gap: Evidence from the West Bank and Gaza Strip” Contemporary Economic Policy Vol. 19, No. 2, April 2001: 213-224.