Anastasia (Natassa) Zervou
Welcome to my webpage. I am a macroeconomist in the Economics Department of the Alvarez College of Business at the University of Texas San Antonio. I am an Associate Professor and the department Graduate Program Director.
My fields of interest are macroeconomics, monetary policy, applied time series econometrics, financial economics, and recently, macro/labor.
My research focuses on monetary policy, its interaction with financial markets, and on the heterogeneous effects of monetary policy across households and firms. My most recent work studies monetary policy and the labor market. More information about my research can be found here.
I am teaching Macroeconomics and Time Series Econometrics for the Masters of Arts (MA) in Economics program at UTSA; I am also serving as the Graduate Program Director of the Department. Before that, I was teaching Macroeconomics and Time Series Econometrics for the Masters of Arts (MA) program at UT Austin, and I was also the Academic Placement Director for the same program; please find information about my work in that capacity, and useful information about the Ph.D. application process, on my Ph.D. applications preparation website here.
Email: zervoua[at]gmail.com and anastasia.zervou[at]utsa.edu
August 20, 2022: The paper "Monetary policy rules and the equity premium in a segmented markets model" is published in the Journal of Macroeconomics; online access here
July 14, 2022: I presented the paper "Heterogeneous labor market response to monetary policy: small versus large firms" during the CRETE conference in Greece. What a beautiful event with distinguished scholars from my country, and not only.
June 23, 2022: I presented the paper "Heterogeneous labor market response to monetary policy: small versus large firms" during the IAAE conference in London. What a nicely organized event, and how wonderful to be able to be in an in-person conference after a long time
May 24, 2022: The paper "Monetary policy, labor market, and sectoral heterogeneity" is published in the American Economic Association Papers and Proceedings
April 14, 2022: Last PhD application prep video for the season here with advice for the last-minute application craziness
April 9, 2022: I presented my research agenda at the girlsstart Girls in STEM conference, outreaching to attract more women into the economics profession
March 24, 2022: New PhD application prep video here on how to decide among multiple PhD offers
March 24, 2022: NPR Marketplace comment here on real interest rates, after J. Powell's March 16 speech
January 28, 2022: I attended the CSWEP, CSMGEP & CEE workshop on "helping faculty help students get into PhD programs"
January 9, 2022: I presented the paper ''Heterogeneous labor market response to monetary policy: small versus large firms'' during the American Economic Association meetings