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Mariyana Zapryanova

Assistant Professor of Economics

Mariyana Zapryanova


Pierce Hall 301


Mariyana Zapryanova is an empirical microeconomist working in the fields of public economics and law and economics. She is an affiliate of the Stone Center for Research on Wealth Inequality and Mobility and a member of the Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Working Group.  

Professor Zapryanova's research focuses on topics in economics of crime and empirical law and economics, particularly on issues to do with prisoner reentry and disparities in the criminal justice system. In recent work, she has studied how parole outcomes for Muslim inmates were affected by the 9/11 terrorist attacks, whether faster and easier Medicaid enrollment after release affects recidivism rates, what the role of the racial make-up of parole board is on its decision-making, and the extent to which higher temperatures affect judicial rulings. Please check Professor Zapraynova's personal website for more information on her current research and publications.  

Professor Zapryanova's teaching interests are broadly related to her research interests. At Smith, she teaches courses in introductory microeconomics, econometrics, public economics, and a seminar on the economics of crime. 

Office Hours

Spring 2024

Tuesday 12:45–1:45 p.m.
Wednesday 2:30–3:30 p.m.



Ph.D., M.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison
B.A., Lake Forest College

Personal website

Selected Works in Smith ScholarWorks