Meryem Saygili

Meryem Saygili

Assistant Professor of Economics

Phone: 903-566-7366

Social Sciences

Meryem Saygili

Meryem Saygili

Title: Assistant Professor of Economics
Department: Social Sciences
Building: CAS 140
Phone: 903.566.7366


  • Ph.D., Economics, The University of Texas at Austin, Texas, 2011
  • M.S., Economics, The University of Texas at Austin, Texas, 2007
  • B.A., Economics, Bogaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey, 2005

Research Interests:  Environmental Economics, Health Economics


Meryem Saygili is an Assistant Professor of Economics at The University of Texas at Tyler. She earned her Ph.D. and MA degrees from The University of Texas at Austin and her BA degree from the Bogazici University in Turkey. Her research interest lies in the fields of environmental and health economics. In addition to Principles of Economics, she teaches Money and Banking, Econometrics, and International Finance. She likes reading and outdoor activities such as biking and hiking.

Her recent research includes:

  • “Are Exporters Cleaner? Another Look at the Trade-Environment Nexus” Energy Economics, Volume 95, 2021 (with Evangelina Dardati)
  • “The Effect of Shelter-in-Place Orders on Social Distancing and the Spread of the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Study of Texas,” Frontiers in Public Health—Health Economics, Volume 8, 2020 (with Marco Castaneda)
  • “Aggregate impacts of cap-and-trade programs with heterogeneous firms” Energy Economics, Volume 92, 2020 (with Evangelina Dardati)
  • “Foreign Production and Environment: Does the Type of FDI Matter?” International Review of Applied Economics, 2020, volume 34, issue 6, pp. 721-733. (with Evangelina Dardati)

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