Dr. Tammy Leonard is an Associate Professor of Economics, chair of the Economics Department, and Co-director of the Community Assistance Research (CARE) initiative at the University of Dallas. She specializes in interdisciplinary applications of public, urban and behavioral economics along with advanced spatial and econometric analysis methods. Her research work focuses on a variety of outcomes relevant to low-income populations. Dr. Leonard is also a research fellow of the Texas Hunger Initiative. Outside of work, Dr. Leonard does her best to keep up with her busy family and enjoys running, playing sports with her kids, being out in nature, and family time.
Public, Urban, Health and Behavioral Economics
Programs and policies affecting low-income populations
B.S., Chemical Engineering, Texas A&M University
M.S. & Ph.D, Economics, University of Texas at Dallas
Economics Required Courses
Principles of Economics
Economics Elective Courses
Zhang, L., Leonard, T. (In Press) External Validity of Hedonic Price Estimates: Heterogeneity in the Price Discount Associated with having African American and Hispanic Neighbors. Journal of Regional Science
Leonard, T., Yang, X., Zhang, L., Reed, C. (In Press) Impact of Property Tax Abatement Incentives on Economic Growth. Economic Development Quarterly
Si, X., Leonard, T. 2020 Aging out of WIC: An Investigation of the Compensation Effect of Private Nutrition Assistance Programs. Economic Inquiry. 58(1): 446-461.
McKillop, C., Leonard, T., Pruitt, S., Tiro, J. 2019. Do traditional economic theories of free riding behavior explain spatial clustering of HPV vaccine uptake? SSM: Population Health
Zhang, L., Leonard, T. 2018. Flood Hazards Impact on Neighborhood House Prices. J of Real Estate Finance & Economics. 58(4): 656-674
Zhang, L., Leonard, T., Dias, R. 2017. Foreclosed and Sold: An Examination of Community and Property Characteristics Related to the Sale of REO Properties. Urban Affairs Review. 53(5): 924-949.
Leonard, T., Jha, N., Zhang, L. 2017. Neighborhood Price Externalities of Foreclosure Rehabilitation: An Examination of the Neighborhood Stabilization Program. Empirical Economics. 52(3): 955-975.
Leonard, T., Ayers, C., Das, S., Neeland, I., Powell-Wiley, T.M. 2017. Do Neighborhoods Matter
Differently for Movers and Non-Movers?: Analysis of Weight Gain in the Longitudinal
Dallas Heart Study. Health & Place. 44: 52-60.
Leonard, T., Hughes, A.E., Pruitt, S.L. 2017. Understanding how low-socioeconomic status households cope with health shocks: An analysis of multi-sector linked data. The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. 669(1): 125-145.
Leonard, T., Powell-Wiley, T.M., Ayers, C. Murdoch, J.C., Yin, Wenyuan, Pruitt, S.L. 2016. Property Values as a Measure of Neighborhoods— An Application of Hedonic Price Theory. Epidemiology. 27(4): 518-524