Senior Research Economist

Angela J. Oh is a senior economist for the economic and public policy research team at the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute, analyzing Utah’s economy and researching public policy issues that affect the State.

Prior to joining the Institute, Ms. Oh served as the budget manager at the Utah Department of Transportation. While there, she also performed cost-benefit analyses and ran gas tax scenarios to determine the potential impact to the Transportation Fund, Transportation Investment Fund, and to businesses and individuals.

Ms. Oh also served as a staff economist and senior statistician for the Utah State Legislature. Additionally, in her role as a fiscal analyst with the Utah State Legislature, she analyzed and reviewed budgets for the Utah Department of Environmental Quality, the Utah College of Applied Technology, the Utah Education Network, the Utah State Office of Education, the Utah Schools for the Deaf and Blind, and Capital Facilities (to name a few). 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.

Ms. Oh earned her B.S. in Economics with a minor in International Studies and her M.S. in Economics from the University of Utah. Her master’s project included extensive research on the neglected role of positive externalities in higher education.