John Soriano Ph.D.

John Soriano

Assistant Professor, Economics

Phone: (972) 721-5336


Office: SB Hall, #223


John Soriano is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Dallas.  Dr. Soriano is an applied microeconomist trained in Labor and Public economics. His work spans topics including immigration, demography, family policy, and low-income housing. His work - motivated by Catholic social teaching - is unified by a focus on how policy affects access to economic opportunity and civil society, particularly for groups that traditionally face barriers to them.

Areas of Expertise:  Labor Economics, Public Economics, Demography, Immigration

B.A., Economics and International Affairs, The Geoge Washington University
M.A., Economics, Duke University
M.A. and Ph.D., Economics, The University of Maryland, College Park

Academic Appointments:  University of Dallas, Assistant Professor, 2023-Present

Recent Courses:
ECO 1311:  Fundamentals of Economics
ECO 3312:  Intermediate Microeconomics
ECO 4336:  Labor Economics

Research works in Progress:
The Impact of Immigration Status on Marriage:  Evidence from Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

"Can Moves to Opportunity be Constructed?  Evidence from the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit," with
Henry Downes and George Zuo.

"The Impact of Immigrant Movers on Neighbors' Voter Registration," with Ethan Kaplan, Shuqing Chen,
Jaren Pope,  and Nolan Pope

2022:  Southern Economic Association Annual Meetings, Fort Lauderdale


  • $268,000 grant from the Smith Richardson Foundation (Westport, CT )
        Project:  "Can Moves to Opportunity be Constructed?  Evidence from the Low-Income
        Housing Tax Credit."  The Project is sponsored by the Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic
        Opportunities at the University of Notre Dame.