Hi, I’m Ben.

I’m an economics PhD student at Stanford University, interested in theoretical and empirical models of how people interact.

Before starting my PhD I was a research analyst at Motu, where I worked with Adam Jaffe and Dave Maré on a range of projects combining economics with network science. I joined Motu after completing a BSc(Hons) in economics and mathematics at the University of Canterbury.

I enjoy running, playing guitar, and blogging about methods and ideas I find interesting. Some of my favorite blog posts include: