Monica Deza is an Assistant Professor of Economics at City University of New York (CUNY) Hunter College and at CUNY Graduate Center. 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.Dr. 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 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, ad HIV (CHERISH).