Simon Fass is Associate Professor of Public Policy and Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Dallas, where he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses that include statistical methods, evaluation research techniques, cost-benefit analysis, sports economics, and the economics of religion. His research in various policy domains has been published in the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Journal of the American Planning Association, International Migration Review, Development and Change, Studies in Comparative International Development, and World Development. One of his books, Political Economy in Haiti: The Drama of Survival, was named an Outstanding Academic Book by Choice Magazine. He also received an Outstanding Scholarship Award from the Comparative and International Education Society for an article, "Monetary Consumption Benefits and Demand for Primary Schooling," published in Comparative Education Review. His current research focuses on effectiveness of juvenile justice interventions and on the evolution of pawnbroking.