Faculty & Staff Directory

Edgar Olsen


Professor of Economics and Public Policy

Ed Olsen is a professor of economics and public policy at the Batten School and a professor of economics in the College of Arts and Sciences. Olsen's teaching and research has focused on public policy issues, especially concerning the welfare system. Within this broad area, his research specialty is low-income housing policy.

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Claire Oto


Policy Research and Writer

Internship Program Coordinator
Garrett Hall L056

Claire Oto is a policy researcher and writer at the NSPC. She also coordinates the Center’s internship program. Prior to joining Batten, she was a communications specialist at the U.S. Department of Energy.  Claire earned an M.P.P in Space and National Security from George Washington University and holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of California San Diego.

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