Paulina Oliva is an Associate Professor in the Economics Department of the University of Southern California. She received her PhD in Economics from UC, Berkeley in 2009. She specializes in the fields of Environmental Economics and Development. Her work looks at the relationship between air pollution and economic outcomes in large cities of the developing world. She also studies environmental policy effectiveness in low and middle-income countries. Her work uses a variety of statistical techniques to study individual incentives and human impacts of air pollution.