Associate Professor

Ph.D. Economics, 2016, McGill University, Canada


Nagham Sayour is an Associate Professor of Economics at Zayed University, United Arab Emirates. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from McGill University, Canada. She also holds an M.A. in Financial Economics and a B.S. in Mathematics with a minor in Computer Science from the American University of Beirut, Lebanon. Sayour taught many economics courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels in several universities such as McGill University and the Lebanese American University. Her research is in the field of empirical microeconomics with a special interest in labor economics, family economics, impact evaluation and environmental economics. Her research has been published in international peer-reviewed journals such as Health Economics, Energy Journal, Labour Economics, and Journal of Population Economics.


Dubai Academic City, B-L2-016


+971 4 402 1372

Teaching Areas

Labor Economics, Empirical Microeconomics, Family Economics, Environmental Economics

Research and Professional Activities

Environmental Awareness and Firm Creation with K. Peren Arin, Alessandro De Iudicibus and Nicola Spagnolo. Forthcoming in Journal of Economic Studies.

Adaptation to climate change and emissions: halo effect or complacency?(2022) with Salpie Djoundourian and Walid Marrouch. Energy Journal 43(4), 215-230

Dying from Envy: The Role of Inequality (2021) with Irakli Japaridze, Health Economics 30(6), 1374-1392

After-School Care, Childcare Arrangements and Child Development (2020) with Ailin He, Journal of Human Capital 14(4), 617-652.

The Impact of Maternal Care on Child Development: Evidence from Sibling Spillover Effects of a Parental Leave Reform (2019), Labour Economics, 58: 167-186