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Ben Ho
Biographical Sketch:

Benjamin Ho uses economic tools such as game theory and experimental economics to analyze social institutions using insights from sociology and psychology. His research today is focused on how behavioral economics can inform the policy debate on climate change, and how social factors like identity and social networks influence our consumption decisions. His past research includes an analysis of how apologies maintain relationships, and the role apologies play in medical malpractice lawsuits. Ho was the lead economist for energy and transportation at the White House Council of Economic Advisers. He received his PhD in economics from Stanford Graduate School of Business, and holds master's degrees in education and political science from Stanford and electrical engineering/computer science from MIT, as well as bachelor's degrees from MIT. He has also worked as a research analyst for Morgan Stanley and helped found a short-lived e-commerce startup.

Primary Research Focus:

Behavioral Economics, Environmental Economics, Applied Microeconomic Theory

JEL Areas:
D0 : Microeconomics: General
Q5 : Environmental Economics: General