Edward Sayre, Ph.D,
Chair and Associate Professor, Director of Economics Undergraduate Program
Dr. Edward A. Sayre is an associate professor of Economics and Chair of the Department of Political Science, International Development and International Affairs at the University of Southern Mississippi (USM) and Senior Fellow at Fikra Research and Policy. Dr. Sayre’s research focuses on the economics of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and Middle East labor markets. Sayre, along with Tarik Yousef, is the co-editor 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.