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Tomás Olivier

Contact Information:


426 Eggers Hall

Office Hours:

Mondays 10:30-12:00

Staff Support:

Davor Mondom


Tomás Olivier

Assistant Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs Department

Senior Research Associate, Center for Policy Research

Senior Research Associate, Center for Policy Design and Governance


Fall 2023

PAI 721.003 Introduction to Statistics, Tuesday & Thursday 2:00PM-3:20PM, Huntington Beard Crouse 323A

PAI 721.006 Introduction to Statistics, Tuesday & Thursday 11:00AM-12:20PM, Eggers Hall 113

Highest degree earned

Ph.D., University of Arizona, 2017


Tomás Olivier is an assistant professor of public administration and international affairs and senior research associate in the Center for Policy Research. He researches the governance of natural resources in the United States and Argentina.

Olivier studies how governments, users and organizations interact and create formal arrangements to sustainably manage water resources. One of his long-standing projects is on the governance of the New York City watersheds, the largest unfiltered drinking water system in the U.S.  

After earning a bachelor's degree in his home country of Argentina, Olivier received a Ph.D. in government and public policy from the University of Arizona in 2017. Prior to joining the Maxwell School, he completed a postdoc at the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability and worked as an assistant professor at Florida Atlantic University for three years.

Areas of Expertise

Water policy, environmental policy, policy design, policy process

Research Interests

Environmental policy, policy design, water governance, institutional analysis