Angela C. M. de Oliveira

Interim Chair of Environmental Health Sciences and Professor of Resource Economics Angela de Oliveira
Interim Chair of Environmental Health Sciences and Professor of Resource Economics
149A Goessmann
413-545-3214
adeolive@umass.edu

Education: 

Auburn University of Montgomery, B.S.; University of Texas at Dallas, M.S.; University of Texas at Dallas, Ph.D.

Area(s) of Specialization: 

Behavioral and Experimental Economics

Research Description: 

Dr. de Oliveira’s research examines what makes decision makers different from each other and how this can be accounted for by policy. She uses controlled laboratory techniques to determine the robustness of how individual and societal differences affect behavior. Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation and she is an “Enabling the Next Generation of Hazards and Natural Disasters” Fellow. She has published in a number of journals, including the Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, the Journal of Public Economics, and the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization.

Publication List: 

PubMed Search Link

Key Publications: 

Banuri, S., A.C.M. de Oliveira and C. Eckel. 2019. Care Provision: An Experimental Investigation. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. 157: 615-630.

Li, S.X., A.C.M. de Oliveira and C. Eckel. 2017. Common Identity and the Voluntary Provision of Public Goods: An Experimental Investigation. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. 142: 32-46.

de Oliveira, A.C.M., T.C.M. Leonard, K. Shuval, C.S. Skinner, C. Eckel, and J.C. Murdoch. 2016. Economic Preferences and Obesity among a Low-Income African American Community. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. 131, Part B: 196-208.

Leonard, T. C.M., K. Shuval, A. C.M. de Oliveira, C. S. Skinner, C. Eckel, and J. C. Murdoch. 2013. Health Behavior and Behavioral Economics: Economic Preferences and Physical Activity Stages of Change in a Low-Income African American Community. American Journal of Health Promotion. 27.4: 211-221.

Mussio, I., and A.C.M. de Oliveira. 2018. An (Un)healthy Social Dilemma: Using Normative Messaging to Increase Flu Vaccinations. Working paper.

Mussio, I., and A.C.M. de Oliveira. 2019. Background Risks, Health Status and Higher Order Risk Attitudes: An Experimental Analysis. Working paper.