Olivia Gonzalez is a PhD student in economics at George Mason University. She also works as an economist at the United States Department of Commerce Bureau of Economic Analysis. Olivia earned a BS in economics from George Mason University. Her research interests include development economics, economic sociology, institutional analysis, public finance, state and local policy, and regulatory analysis. She was a Mercatus Center Frédéric Bastiat fellow during the 2019-2020 academic year.