Gareth Olds

(509) 240-2833

I'm currently a Ph.D. candidate in Economics at Brown University. Starting July 2014 I will be an Assistant Professor at Harvard Business School in the Entrepreneurial Management Unit.


My research interest are in Health and Labor Economics, Applied Econometrics, and Entrepreneurship. My job market paper examines the effect of public health insurance on firm formation in the US. Some of my other work looks at how Food Stamps affect business ownership; how public benefits affect immigrant entrepreneurs; the extent of health insurance crowd-out; and the long-term impacts of child abuse.


I did my undergraduate studies at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington, but I'm originally from Anchorage, Alaska.