Edward Sayre, Ph.D.

Professor and Director, School of Social Science and Global Studies

Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin, 1999

Research Interests Edward A. Sayre is Professor of Economics and Interim Director of the School of Social Science and Global Studies at the University of Southern Mississippi (USM). 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 and from 2011-2016 was a Research Fellow at Fikra consulting in Doha, Qatar. Dr. Sayre served on the Board of Directors the Middle East Economic Association from 1999 to 2015 and was Treasurer from 2009 to 2015.

Dissertation
Labor Market Responses to External and Regional Shocks

Selected Publications
Sayre, E. and T. Yousef. 2016. Young Generation Awakening: Society, Economy and Policy on the Eve of the Arab Spring. New York: Oxford University Press

“If the Lord is willing and the creek don't rise: Religious attendance and disaster recovery in the Deep South” with Candace Forbes, Roma Hanks and Braden Bagley forthcoming 2019 Social Science Quarterly

“Evacuating the Mississippi Gulf Coast from Hurricane Katrina: The Role of Risk and Socioeconomic Factors” with Candace Forbes Bright, David Butler, and Michael Webb. Mississippi Economic Review Vol. 1 No. 1, January 2017: 13-23.

Courses Taught
ECO 101: Basic Economics
ECO 201: Principles of Macroeconomics

Curriculum Vitae
Dr. Edward Sayre CV