Angela J. Oh is a senior managing economist for the economics and public policy team at the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute. She analyzes Utah’s economy and researches public policy issues that affect the state, with an emphasis in public finance and tax policy. Oh manages a team of analysts that research and analyze housing, construction, real estate, health care, and other economic and public policy areas. She serves as staff support to the Utah Economic Council and the Public Finance Council at the Institute. She is also the editor-in-chief of the annual Economic Report to the Governor.
Prior to joining the Institute, Oh was the budget manager at the Utah Department of Transportation. While there, she performed cost-benefit analyses and ran gas tax scenarios to determine statewide impacts. Oh also served as an economist and statistician to the Utah State Legislature, where she analyzed and presented budget recommendations for several state agencies to legislative appropriations subcommittees. She also specialized in estimating the cost of implementing proposed legislation for local government entities. Prior to her state service, she worked at Zions Bancorporation in Risk Management and Internal Audit.
Oh earned her bachelor’s degree in economics with a minor in international studies and her master’s degree in economics from the University of Utah. Her master’s project included extensive research on the neglected role of positive externalities in higher education.