UT Tyler

Social Sciences

Meryem Saygili

Meryem Saygili

Title: Assistant Professor of Economics
Department: Social Sciences
Building: BUS 239
Email: msaygili@uttyler.edu
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:  International economics, Macroeconomics and Environmental Economics.


Meryem Saygili is an Assistant Professor of Economics at The University of Texas at Tyler.  She earned her PhD and MA degrees from The University of Texas at Austin, and her BA degree from the Bogazici University in Turkey.  Her research and teaching interest lie in the fields of international economics, macroeconomics and environmental economics. She likes reading and outdoor activities such as biking and hiking.

Her recent research includes:

  • “Financial Liberalization, Limited Contract Enforcement and Productivity” (Revise and resubmit in Journal of Globalization and Development, 2013)
  • “Multinationals and Environmental Regulation: Are Foreign Firms Harmful?” Environment and Development Economics, 2012, volume 17, issue 02, pp. 163-186 (with Evangelina Dardati)

Curriculum Vitae

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