Contact:   benhym@gmail.com  33 Liberty Street, New York, NY 10045

Contact: benhym@gmail.com
33 Liberty Street, New York, NY 10045

Welcome! I am an applied microeconomist at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York with interests in public finance, labor economics, and international trade. 

My research is organized around two main agendas, linked broadly by a desire to understand how firms and households respond to policies targeting distressed labor markets. The first stream of work studies the impact of retraining incentives and insurance instruments on workers displaced by international trade (labor supply policies). The second concerns the effects of employer tax incentives on firm location and investment decisions, and how those choices pass through to wages and hiring (labor demand policies). 

I received my Ph.D. in Applied Economics from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and hold a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, as well as a B.A. (Honors) from the University of Southern California. From 2018 to early 2019, I was the George Tolley visiting fellow at the Becker-Friedman Institute at the University of Chicago.