Contact:   benhyman@uchicago.edu  5757 S University Ave, Chicago, IL 60637 213 Saieh Hall, Universtiy of Chicago

Contact: benhyman@uchicago.edu
5757 S University Ave, Chicago, IL 60637
213 Saieh Hall, Universtiy of Chicago

Welcome! I am an applied microeconomist with research interests in public finance, labor economics, and international trade.  I am currently the George Tolley Visiting Fellow at the Becker-Friedman Institute for Research in Economics at the University of Chicago. In early 2019, I will be joining the Research and Statistics group at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

My research is organized around two main agendas, linked broadly by a desire to understand how firms and households respond to policies targeting workers in 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 state tax credit incentives on firm location decisions, and how these choices pass through to hiring decisions (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.