Benjamin Handel

University of California, Berkeley
Visiting Scholar
9/29/14 10/3/14
Benjamin Handel joins us from the University of California, Berkeley, where he serves as an assistant professor of economics. He in an expert in the fields of health economics, applied microeconomics and behavioral economics, and has recently written on the subject of adverse selection and the effect it has on the health insurance marketplace. He is also interested in economics of information and industrial organization. 
Handel has been at Berkeley since 2010. Additionally, he serves as a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research, a consulting researcher for Microsoft Research, and a junior fellow in Hebrew University's Department of Economics. He previously served as a Robert Wood Johnson scholar for Health Policy Research.  In 2010, Handel participated in the Review of Economic Studies Tour. 
In addition to his academic work, Handel has worked as an economic consultant for the Insurance Choice Decision Engine and Optimal Poker Analysis.
Handel received his undergraduate education in economics from Princeton, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa. From there he went on to earn his Ph.D. from Northwestern University, where he graduated in 2010. 
Benjamin Handel will be presenting at the CHESS workshop on October 2, 2014.