Ben Handel

assistant professor of economics

Ben Handel studies health economics, industrial organization, the economics of information and applied microeconomics. In addition to being assistant professor of economics at Berkeley, he serves as a faculty research fellow for the National Bureau of Economic Research, a consulting researcher for Microsoft Research and a junior fellow in Hebrew University's economics department. Handel received his PhD in economics at Northwestern University and completed a post-doctoral research fellowship with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. He has worked on research related to consumer choice in health-insurance markets, as well as issues of health insurance market design, with applications to the health insurance exchanges set up in the Affordable Care Act.