Victoria A. Perez

Assistant Professor

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Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 2015
  • B.A., University of Pennsylvania, 2008


Victoria Perez joined O'Neill as an assistant professor in 2015. She earned her Ph.D. in managerial science and applied economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where her dissertation focused on the effects of private managed care on Medicaid. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Pennsylvania.

Perez’s research interests include private and governmental financing of healthcare, insurance economics,  and regulation. Her research has been published in Health Economics and the International Journal of Services, Economics and Management.

She has also worked as a research assistant and programmer in the health policy division at Mathematica Policy Research.


  • 40 for 40 Fellowship recipient, APPAM (2018)
  • Best Paper Award, 17th Annual National Business & Economics Society Conference, 2016
  • Wharton Risk Center, Russell Ackoff Award for Doctoral Research, 2010
  • Research Assistant/Programmer, Mathematica Policy Research, Health Policy Division, Cambridge, Mass., 2008-09

Selected Works