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University of Denver
Political Economy, Business Ethics, Comparative Politics, Human Rights, Latin America, Transitional Justice, Global Governance, Non-State Actors, Corporate Social Responsibility, Self-Regulation, Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives, Mining, Extractive, UNGPs, UN Global Compact, Microfinance, Collective Action, Protest, State and Society, Corporate Community Relations, Multinational Corporations (MNCs)
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Olsen has made important contributions to the study of the political economy of development in emerging economies (particularly Latin America), transitional justice, human rights, and business ethics. She is the PI of the Corporations and Human Rights Database, which includes data on corporate human rights violations and non-state actors efforts to seek redress for those allegations. The project aims to understand the patterns associated with allegations of corporate human rights abuse, state involvement, and both judicial and non-judicial remedy. She has also researched economic rights in emerging economies, utilizing qualitative and quantitative data to explain why states pursue varying pathways to the regulation and promotion of microfinance, with a focus on Brazil, Mexico, and India. Olsen’s work has been published in Comparative Political Studies, Human Rights Quarterly, Business Ethics Quarterly, and the Journal of Cleaner Production.

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Brazil, Mexico

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