Sianne Vijay

Faculty Profiles

Sianne Vijay

Sianne Vijay

Assistant Professor
Business Administration Economics


PhD, University of South Florida
BS, University of South Florida

Areas of Expertise 

  • Economics of Crime
  • Applied Microeconomics
  • Economic Policy, Development Economics, Health

Research Interests 

  • Trap laws and violent crime in the US
  • Progress no drop prosecution and elderly abuse
  • The impact of recreational marijuana on children: using google data
  • Social media, information dissemination, and the reporting of rapes in India

Courses Recently Taught 

  • Introduction to Economics
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Intermediate Microeconomics (with Calculus)
  • Economics of Crime

Professional Experience 

  • DePauw University, Greencastle, Ind., Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics and Management
  • University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, Lecturer/ Instructor

Creative and Scholarly Work 

  • 2018: AEA Annual Meetings (Presenter, Paper Session: Economics of Controversial Policies and Unintended Consequences) Philadelphia, January
  • Research Assistant to Dr. Mukul Kumar, current UWC-USA President (Oct. - Dec. 2010), Researched, collected data (1500BC –Present) and created charts for all sections of the unpublished introductory economics textbook for Dr. Mukul Kumar
  • Research Assistant to Dr. Richard Smith, University of South Florida (Mar. - Dec. 2009), Assisted Dr. Smith in the processing and analyzing of data related to the Florida Chartbook of Children’s Health study

Professional Memberships 

  • American Economic Association
  • Liu Institute for Asia &Asian Studies (University of Notre Dame)
  • Indo-US Chamber of Commerce