Benjamin Brooks applies a "computational flavor" to exploration of economic theory, including games of incomplete information, auction theory and mechanism design, and repeated games. Brooks joins the institute from Princeton University, where he received his PhD. He has also held research posts at Princeton, Yale University, and the World Bank.
He was the recipient of the Harold W. Dodds Fellowship in 2012-2013, as well as a Princeton graduate and summer fellowship from 2008-2012. At Tufts University, where he received his bachelor's degree, he received Highest Thesis Honors and the Class of 1942 Scholarship.
Brooks received both his master's and PhD in economics from Princeton University, in 2010 and 2014 respectively. He graduated magna cum laude from Tufts University with a BA in mathematics and quantitative economics in 2008.