Dr Susan Olivia
Senior Lecturer in Economics
Undergraduate Convenor, Economics
Development Economics Applied Microeconomics Microeconometrics Spatial Econometrics Urban Economics Geographic Information System (GIS) Indonesia China
Qualifications: PhD (University of California, Davis)
Personal Website: https://sites.google.com/site/susanolivia/
Contact DetailsEmail: [email protected]
Phone: +64 7 838 4112
Susan is a development economist whose research and teaching interests lie at the intersection of development, public economics, economic geography, microeconometrics and spatial econometrics. She has worked as a consultant to the World Bank and has previously taught at the University of Melbourne. Prior joining Waikato, Susan was the Australian Research Council DECRA Research Fellow in the Econometrics and Business Statistics Department at Monash University. Her recent and ongoing projects include an impact evaluation of community-led sanitation program in Indonesia, modelling economic activity in Indonesia from space, implications of quality, quantity and price for taxing unhealthy items, crowd-sourced price data collection, socio-economic impacts of floods on Jakarta and promoting good aquaculture practices among shrimp farmers in Vietnam. She has a PhD from the University of California, Davis.
Gibson, J., Olivia, S., Boe-Gibson, G., & Li, C. (2021). Which night lights data should we use in economics, and where?. Journal of Development Economics, 149, 12 pages. doi:10.1016/j.jdeveco.2020.102602
Olivia, S. (2021). OECD Economic Surveys: Indonesia 2021. Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies, 57(3), 376-377. doi:10.1080/00074918.2021.1992831
Najam, Z., & Olivia, S. (2021). Does the impact of cash transfers differ across poverty measures? Evidence from Pakistan (9/21). Waikato Management School.
Gibson, J., Olivia, S., & Boe-Gibson, G. (2020). Night lights in Economics: Sources and uses: CSAE Working Paper (WPS/2020-01). Centre for the Study of African Economics, University of Oxford.
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