Assistant Professor, Economics 

Education: University of California Berkeley
Fields:Economics of Crime, Economic Demography
Office: HW 1541
Phone:  (212) 772-5440

Website: Moncia Deza

Resume: CV_Deza_oct2022

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 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

Working Papers

Andrews, Rodney and Monica Deza. The Effect of Oil Price Shocks on Crime: Evidence from Texas

Deza, Monica. Graduated Driver Licensing and Teen Fertility (Revise and Resubmit, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management)

Deza, Monica. Is Three Strikes Crowding Out Our Courts?

Chalfin, Aaron and Monica Deza. The Intergenerational Effects of Education on Delinquency (Revise and Resubmit, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization)