Monica Deza is an Assistant Professor of Economics. 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.
Monica Deza received her PhD in Economics from the University of California Berkeley in 2012 and a BA 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