Danielle Zanzalari, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Economics
Department of Economics and Legal Studies

Dr. Zanzalari has made her way back to her alma mater, Seton Hall University, from the University of North Texas Dallas where she was also an Assistant Professor of Economics. Previously she worked as the Vice President of Credit and Portfolio Risk at Citigroup and as a Financial Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. She helped design the econometric evaluation guidelines for bank stress testing while at the Fed and also helped oversee model development for Citigroup.

She has taught many classes at UNT Dallas, Clemson University, and Boston College such as Principles of Microeconomics, Principles of Macroeconomics, Intermediate Microeconomics, Intermediate Macroeconomics, Money and Banking, International Trade, MBA Managerial Economics, Masters- Asset Pricing, Masters- Stress Testing of Financial Institutions. She has won multiple awards for her teaching with Faculty Teacher of the Year at UNT Dallas in 2019 and the department's nominee for Graduate Teacher of the Year at Clemson University in 2013.

Her research interests broadly focus on the impact of regulations in the banking sector, but she also has an interest in the effects of New Jersey policies on the local economy. Recent work topics have included: local unemployment rates on bank profitability, the effect of TARP regulation on market risk of banks, the sensitivity of deposit interest rates over time, the cost of discrete asset regulation thresholds, and the NJ pension system.

Dr. Zanzalari's work has also been featured in media at WalletHub.