Dr. Monica Deza is an assistant professor of economics at Hunter College and the CUNY Graduate Center, teaching Economic Statistics and Intermediate Microeconomics. 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 the adolescent propensity to engage in crime and drug consumption.
Dr. Deza's research has been featured in numerous publications including the Journal of Health Economics, the Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization and the Journal of Econometrics. She received her BA in economics and applied mathematics and her PhD in economics from the University of California in Berkeley.
In addition to her work at Hunter, she is a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) Program on Health Economics and a research affiliate at the Center for Health Economics of Treatment Interventions for Substance Use Disorder, HCV and HIV (CHERISH).