Hi, I’m Ben.

I’m an economics PhD student at Stanford University, interested in how and why people interact. I currently work with Matthew Jackson on models and measures of homophily.

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 MarĂ© 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:

See my CV or get in touch for more information.