Vice Chair, USC Department of Economics
Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Southern California

An Associate Professor in the Department of Economics, Prof. Oliva received her PhD in Economics from UC, Berkeley in 2009. Prof. Oliva specializes in the fields of Environmental Economics and Development; and specifically, in the relationship between air pollution, health and environmental policy effectiveness in the developing world. Her work uses a variety of micro-econometric techniques to study individual incentives and human impacts of air pollution.

Research Interests:
  • Development Economics
  • Environmental Economics
  • Labor Economics
  • Applied Econometrics