Jon Moreno-Medina, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Economics


  • Ph.D. Duke University
  • M.S. Université Catholique de Louvain
  • B.A. Universidad Nacional de Colombia


Personal website

Jon Moreno-Medina joined the Department of Economics at UTSA in the fall of 2021. He has a Ph.D. in economics from Duke University, a master’s degree in economics from UCLouvain in Belgium and an undergraduate degree in economics from Universidad Nacional de Colombia.

His research focuses on urban, public and media economics. His other research areas include development economics and political economy.

Jon teaches a graduate course on causal inference and machine learning, and undergraduate courses on public economics, and econometrics.

Research Interests

  • Urban economics
  • Public economics
  • Media economics
  • Housing markets
  • Discrimination
  • Segregation

Selected Publications

  • “Sinning in the Rain: Weather Shocks, Church Attendance and Crime,” Review of Economics and Statistics, Vol. 105,No. 1, 2023, pp. 54-69