Matthew Holian is an economist specializing in Environmental, Urban, and Applied Microeconomics. He earned his Ph.D. and M.A. in Economics from Ohio State University, along with a B.A. in Economics from Ohio University cum laude. He currently serves as the Chair of the Department of Economics at San Jose State University since August 2020. He is a Professor of Economics at SJSU since 2017. Dr. Holian’s research and teaching focus on Cost-Benefit Analysis and Econometrics, making him a respected figure in the field.