Dr. Laura T. W. Olive

Senior Consultant


Tel: +1 617 927 4588

Email: laura.olive@nera.com
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PhD and MA in economics, Northeastern University
BA in economics, Simmons College


Dr. Olive specializes in the economics of regulated and non-regulated industries including liquefied natural gas, oil, natural gas, and product pipelines in the US, Canada, Mexico, Latin America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.

Dr. Olive has been involved in valuation of upstream oil and gas assets and damages for major firms in the telecommunications and petroleum sectors and has conducted market power studies and calculated rates and for regulated pipelines and non-regulated sales of natural gas in Canada and Australia. Dr. Olive has been involved in the development of transportation cost and long-run average incremental cost calculation models for liquefied natural gas projects. She has been involved in the development of expert reports for competition policy and tariff design in Canada, gas supply agreements in the US and Australia, and US bankruptcy litigation. Dr. Olive also has experience in fixed and wireless telecommunications, cable television, and postal services.

Dr. Olive graduated from Northeastern University in 2013 with a PhD in economics, specializing in Industrial Organization; her research centered around the effect of federal regulation on fixed-line telephone service quality as well as the impact of competition on market outcomes in the freight rail transportation industry. She completed her Bachelor of Arts degree, summa cum laude, at Simmons College, majoring in economics and minoring in public policy.