Javier Olivera


  • 11, Porte des Sciences, Maison des Sciences Humaines

    L-4366 Esch-sur-Alzette/Belval



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Javier Olivera is a senior researcher in the department of living conditions at LISER and full professor of economics at Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru (PUCP). He is also affiliated to the department of economics at KU Leuven. He holds a PhD in economics from KU Leuven, MSc in economics from the University of Essex and BA in economics from PUCP. Prior to his actual position, he was a research fellow at the Institute for Socio-Economic Research at the University of Luxembourg, and the Geary Institute at the University College Dublin (UCD). Before his academic career he has worked for more than 5 years at the Superintendent of Banking, Insurance Companies and Pension Funds and the Ministry of Economy of Peru, and has been involved in advisory work for pension and social protection reform in Latin America. He has taught as an invited professor at postgraduate and undergraduate level at KU Leuven, UC Louvain, University College Dublin and PUCP. His research interests include public economics, socio-economic inequality, pensions, attitudes towards redistribution and taxation, intergenerational transfers, old age and economic demography.


English, French, Spanish

Education/Academic qualification

Economics and business, PhD, KU Leuven

Award Date: 15 Sept 2011

Economics and business, Master, Master of Advanced Studies in Economics, KU Leuven

Award Date: 15 Sept 2006

Economics and business, Master, Master of Science in Economics, University of Essex

Award Date: 15 Sept 2004

External positions

Fellow, Network for Studies on Pensions, Aging and Retirement (NETSPAR)

2023 → …

Invited Professor, Université Catholique de Louvain


Professor of Economics, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

2017 → …

Affiliated researcher, KU Leuven

2013 → …

Free keywords

  • Pensions
  • Inequality
  • Preferences for redistribution
  • Ageing
  • Redistribution
  • Health inequalities

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