Hi, I’m Ben.
I grew up in New Zealand, earning my BSc(Hons) in economics and mathematics from the University of Canterbury. I won the Sir Frank Holmes Prize for being New Zealand’s top undergraduate economics student. I worked with Adam Jaffe and Dave Maré at Motu before starting my PhD.
I enjoy running, writing and playing music, and blogging about my personal and research interests. Some of my favorite blog posts include:
- White elephant gift exchanges
- How central is Grand Central Terminal?
- Computing epicycles
- Policymaking under uncertainty