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Dr Maria Garcia Reyes
Senior Lecturer



  • BSc (Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico)
  • MSc (York)
  • PhD (York)

Departmental roles

  • Director of the Summer Session for postgraduate students
  • Supervision Coordinator
  • Chair of Departmental Teaching Committee



Income Polarisation, Inequality, Poverty, Income Distribution, Criminology. My research is mostly empirical.


Selected publications

Recent Output

Journal Paper:

"The effect of digital technology on prisoner behaviour and reoffending: a natural stepped-wedge design." Journal Experimental Criminology, Cynthia McDougall & Dominic A. S. Pearson & David J. Torgerson & Maria Garcia-Reyes, October 2017. 

"Recording and Reporting Decisions." Joint paper with Professor Roger Bowles and Professor Nuno Garoupa, European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research, December 2009.

Working Papers:

"Multifactor Inequality: Substitution Effects for Income Sources in Mexico", Society for the Study of Economic Inequality ECINEQ, WP 2006-31.

"Empirical Comparison of Measures of Polarization, a Monte Carlo approach", presented at International Conference of Statistics and Methodology, Ljubljana 2002.

"Shadow Prices of Labour in Mexico", joint project: BANOBRAS Bank and World Bank, 1993.



  • Dissertation Module organiser
  • Workshop for Dissertation Module: Social Policy
  • Making Poverty History


  • Public Policy Analysis
  • MSc dissertation preparation
  • Economics Summer Session Economics and Quantitative Modules
  • Module 1: Basic Economic Concepts for Health Economics by Distance Learning
  • Module 5: Statistics for Health Economics by Distance learning

Other teaching

  • Director of the Summer Session for postgraduate students


Maria Garcia Reyes
Department of Economics
Room: A/EC/006

Tel: +44 (0)1904 433684

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Other times may be available by email appointment.