Viviana Rodriguez, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Economics

UTSA Alterative Profile Image



Personal Faculty Website

Viviana Rodriguez is an assistant professor at The University of Texas at San Antonio in the Department of Economics at the Carlos Alvarez College of Business. She has a Ph.D. in economics and education from Teachers College, Columbia University, and a M.A. and B.A. in economics from Universidad de Los Andes. Her research focuses on economics of education, labor economics and cost-effectiveness analysis. She is also a research affiliate to University of Pennsylvania's Center for Benefit-Cost Studies in Education and the Economic Evaluation Section co-editor for the American Journal of Evaluation.

Research Interests

  • Economics of Education
  • Labor Economics
  • Cost-effectiveness Analysis


  • Ph.D. Columbia University
  • M.A. Universidad de Los Andes
  • B.A. Universidad de Los Andes


  • "Student Effort Response to Shifts in University Admission Policies," Economics of Education Review, Vol. 93, 102367.
  • "An Analysis of the Costs to Provide High-Quality and Individualized Emergent Literacy Support in Pre-K Classrooms," with Muroga, A., Escueta, M., & Bowden, A. B., Early Childhood Research Quarterly, Vol. 61, No. 1, 2022, pp. 206-216.
  • "Unequal Worker Exposure to Establishment Deaths," in Labour Economics, Vol. 73, 2021, 102073.