Dr. Tammy Leonard

Dr. Tammy Leonard

Dr. Tammy Leonard
Office:  Braniff 14
Phone:  972-721-4110
Email:  tleonard@udallas.edu




Associate Professor
Economics Department, University of Dallas

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School

Office Hours

Wednesday 1:00 - 3:00 PM, or by appointment


B.S., Chemical Engineering, Texas A&M University
M.S. & Ph.D, Economics, University of Texas at Dallas

Curriculum Vitae


Economics Required Courses

  • Principles of Economics
  • Statistical Methods
  • Intermediate Microeconomics
  • Econometrics

Economics Elective Courses

  • Quantitative Economics
  • Industrial Organization
  • Experimental Economics
  • Advanced Econometrics

Research Summary

I am an economist specializing in interdisciplinary applications of urban, health, and behavioral economics.  Much of my work explores the dynamics and implications of urban housing markets.

Selected Publications

Leonard, T., Jha, N., Zhang, L.  (In Press).  Neighborhood Price Externalities of Foreclosure Rehabilitation: An Examination of the Neighborhood Stabilization Program.  Empirical Economics.

Leonard, T., Hughes, A.E., Pruitt, S.L. (In Press). 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.

Leonard, T. 2016. Housing Upkeep and Public Good Provision in Residential Neighborhoods.  Housing Policy Debate. 1-21.

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

Zhang L, Leonard T, Murdoch JC. 2016. Time and Distance Heterogeneity in the Neighborhood Spillover Effects of Foreclosed Properties. Housing Studies. 31(2):  133-148.

Leonard, T., L. Zhang, C. Hoehner.  2015.  Variations in Park Facility Valuations across Neighborhoods.  Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy. 8(1): 45-67.

Pruitt, S.L., Leonard, T., Murdoch, J., Hughes, A., McQueen, A., Gupta, S. 2014. Neighborhood effects in a behavioral randomized controlled trial. Health and Place. 30:293-300.

Zhang, L., T. Leonard. 2014. Neighborhood Impact of Foreclosure: A Quantile Regression Approach. Journal of Regional Science and Urban Economics. 48, 133-143.

Research Collaborations

Dr. Leonard is the co-director of the Community Assistance Research (CARE) initiative.  Additionally, she collaborates with the UT Southwestern Center for Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) to harness Electronic Medical Records through their Large Database Analysis Cluster for research to improve health outcomes.


Politics Major Empowers Youth, Shares Story Through Theater

Although she herself is not able to vote, Liz Magallanes, BA '18, works to make voting possible for other people. She first got involved with the organization Mi Familia Vota in 2014 and has been contributing to their endeavors ever since, including working with high school students in Dallas ISD. Additionally, she recently had a role in the play "Deferred Action."

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Transfer Students (Re)discover Home at UD

Once friends at John Paul II High School in Plano, Texas, Stephanie Lobo, BA ’18, and Rebecca Luna, BA ’19, can both remember the moments they set their horizons on transferring to the University of Dallas. Though their paths diverged briefly following high school, their friendship is now reunited on our university’s Irving campus.

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