Monica Deza, Ph.D.


Assistant Professor
Department of Economics
University of Texas at Dallas

Monica Deza is an Assistant Professor of Economics in the School of Economic Political, and Policy Sciences at the University of Texas at Dallas. Her research interests include Economics of crime, Economics of Risky Health Behaviors, Applied Microeconometrics and Labor Economics. A common theme in her work is how various policies affect adolescent propensity to engage in crime and drug consumption.

Her recent research examines the effectiveness of graduated driver licensing laws on adolescent criminal participation as well as the effect of local labor market conditions on crime. Dr. Deza has published in the Journal of Econometrics, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, and Health Economics.

Monica Deza received her Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California Berkeley in 2012 and a B.A in Economics and Applied Mathematics from the University of California in Berkeley in 2006. She is an NBER/NSF Crime Research Fellow, and previously worked at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. During Summer 2016, Dr. Deza was a Visiting Assistant Professor at UC Berkeley


CONTACT INFORMATION
Office number : GR 2.801
Office Phone number (972)883-4525
email: monica.deza@utdallas.edu

EDUCATION

Ph.D., May 2012, University of California Berkeley, Economics
Dissertation title: “Essays on Drug Use and Crime”
Advisor: David Card
Dissertation Committee: Steven Raphael, Patrick Kline, Justin McCrary, Enrico Moretti
B.A., May 2006, University of California Berkeley, Economics (Honors)
B.A., May 2006, University of California Berkeley, Applied Mathematics

COURSES TAUGHT

Instructor, Labor Economics (Undergraduate course, Econ 151), Department of Economics, UC Berkeley (Summer 2016)

Instructor, Introduction to Economics (Undergraduate course, Econ 1), Department of Economics, UC Berkeley (Summer 2016)

Instructor, Special Topic in Economics: Economic Demography (Undergraduate level course), Department of Economics, UT Dallas (Spring 2015)

Instructor, Special Topics in Economics: Economic Demography (Ph.D. level course), Department of Economics, UT Dallas (Fall 2014)

Instructor, Intermediate Microeconomics (Undergraduate course, Econ 3310), Department of  Economics, UT Dallas (Summer 2013, Spring 2014, Summer 2014, Spring 2015, Summer 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016)

Instructor, Microeconomic Theory and Applications (Masters Level course, Econ 5321), Department of Economics, UT Dallas (Fall 2013, Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Fall 2016)

Instructor, Labor Economics I (Ph.D Level course), Department of Economics, UT Dallas  (Fall 2013, Spring 2016)