David Beheshti, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Economics

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David Beheshti joined the Department of Economics at UTSA in 2020. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Texas at Austin and undergraduate degrees in mathematics and economics from Brigham Young University. He teaches both the undergraduate and graduate introductory econometrics courses.

His research focuses primarily on topics in health economics, labor economics and public finance. His recent work addresses how public policy affects health and economics conditions, specifically in the context of the U.S. opioid crisis.

Research Interests

  • Health economics
  • Labor economics
  • Public finance


  • Ph.D. UT-Austin
  • M.A. UT-Austin
  • B.A. Brigham Young University