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Edward Sayre

Edward Sayre



Dr. Edward A. Sayre is Professor of Economics and Director of the School of Social Science and Global Studies. Dr. Sayre’s research focuses on the economics of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and statistical analyses of Middle East labor markets, including those of Tunisia, Palestine, and Qatar. Sayre is the co-editor (with Tarik M. Yousef) of Young Generation Awakening: Society, Economy, and Policy on the Eve of the Arab Spring (Oxford University Press, 2016). Before starting his current position at USM, 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. From 2010-2012 Dr. Sayre was a Non-Resident Fellow for Global Economy and Development at the Brookings Institution. Dr. Sayre served on the Board of Directors the Middle East Economic Association from 1999 to 2015 and was Treasurer from 2009 to 2015.

  • PHD - University of Texas at Austin (1999)
  • MS - University of Texas at Austin (1996)
  • BA - University of Texas at Austin (1993)

ECO 305 Economic Issues
ECO 101 Basic Economics
ECO 202 Principles of Microeconomics
ECO 436 International Economics
ECO 493 Contemporary Economic Problems (Capstone)

  • If the Lord Is Willing and the Creek Don't Rise: Religious Attendance and Disaster Recovery in the Deep South, SOCIAL SCIENCE QUARTERLY, 2019, 10.1111/ssqu.12561
  • Social Vulnerability and Perceptions of Recovery from the 2011 Tuscaloosa Tornado, SOUTHEASTERN GEOGRAPHER, 2018, 10.1353/sgo.2018.0034
  • Labor Force Conditions of Middle East Youth: The Role of Demographics, Institutions, and Gender in the Arab Uprising Revolts, Political and Socio-Economic Change in the Middle East and North Africa, 2016, 10.1057/9781137481429_3
  • Arabic (Professional Working)

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Labor Economics, Development Economics, Health Economics