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Ninos P. Malek, PhD Biography

Professor of Economics at De Anza College
Pro to the question "Should Prostitution Be Legal?"

“Consensual sex is legal. But as soon as one party offers cash to another in exchange for sex and that money is voluntarily accepted, it’s considered prostitution, and that is illegal. This is hypocritical, illogical, and wasteful – and it needs to stop…

Perhaps you think sex work is an immoral lifestyle. However, it is arguably no less moral than a lifestyle of random ‘hooking up,’ or the stereotypical lifestyle of the professional athlete or rock star who brags about how many women he has had sex with…

It is the duty of government to protect property rights and to prosecute individuals who coerce or force themselves upon others. However, the government needs to stop wasting resources on voluntary, adult sexual exchanges… It is time to put an end to this hypocritical and wasteful prosecution of sex workers and their clients.”

“Why Can’t You Pay for Sex?,”, Mar. 1, 2017

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Professor, Economics, De Anza College, Sep. 2014-present
  • Lecturer, Department of Economics, San Jose State University, Aug. 1999-May 2003, and Aug. 2006-present
  • Teacher, Department of Social Science, Valley Christian High School, Apr. 1998-June 2003, and Aug. 2006-present
  • Adjunct Instructor, Department of Economics, De Anza College, Sep. 1999-Aug. 2014
  • Graduate Student Teaching Assistant, School of Law, George Mason University, Aug. 2005-Dec. 2005
  • Graduate Student Instructor, Department of Economics, George Mason University, Aug. 2004-May 2005
  • PhD, Economics, George Mason University, 2010
  • MA, Applied Economics, San Jose State University, 1997
  • BA, Economics and Speech-Communications, San Jose State University, 1995
  • Born in San Jose, CA, on Aug. 23, 1971
  • PhD thesis was titled “Three Essays in Economics Education: An Overview of the Research and Two Studies on the Effectiveness of Alternative Teaching Methods and the Influence of Ethics in the Classroom on Economics Knowledge and Political Philosophy”
Quoted in:
  1. Is Prostitution Immoral or Demeaning?