Natassa Zervou

Associate Professor, Economics

Natassa Zervou


Dr. Zervou’s fields of interest include macroeconomics, monetary policy, applied time series econometrics, financial economics, and recently, macro/labor. Her research focuses on monetary policy, its interaction with financial markets, and on the heterogeneous effects of monetary policy across households and firms. Her most recent work studies monetary policy and the labor market. Additional details about her research can be found on Zervou's website.

Zervou teaches Macroeconomics and Time Series Econometrics for the Masters of Arts (MA) in Economics program at the Alvarez College of Business at UTSA. She also serves as the Graduate Program Director of the Economics Department. Before her current position, she held positions at UT Austin and Texas A&M University. Zervou actively facilitates student placements into Ph.D. programs and maintains a website offering valuable insights into the Ph.D. application process.

Research Interests

  • Macroeconomics
  • Monetary Policy
  • Applied Time Series Econometrics


  • Ph.D. Economics, Washington University in St. Louis
  • M.A. Economics, Washington University in St. Louis
  • M.Sc. Economics, Tilburg University, the Netherlands
  • B.Sc. Economics, University of Ioannina, Greece


  • "Monetary policy rules and asset prices in a segmented markets model," with Peng, Y., Journal of Macroeconomics, Vol. 73, 2022, 103448.
  •  "Monetary policy, labor market and sectoral heterogeneity," with Singh, A., Suda J., American Economic Association, Papers & Proceedings, Vol. 112, 2022, pp. 491-495.
  • "Financing of firms, labor reallocation and the distributional role of monetary policy," with Abo-Zaid, S., Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Vol. 122, No. 2, 2020, pp. 790-823. 
  • "International Great Inflation and common monetary policy," with Suda, J., Macroeconomic Dynamics, Vol. 11, No. 3, 2018, pp. 1-34.
  • "The time varying effect of monetary policy surprise on stock returns," with Jansen, D., Economics Letters, Vol. 160, 2017, pp. 54-58.
  • "Financial market segmentation, stock market volatility and the role of monetary policy," European Economic Review, Vol63, 2013, pp. 256-272.