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Benjamin Dennis

Education

  • Ph.D., Economics, Harvard University, 1996
  • B.A., Economics, Michigan State University, 1990
Current Research Topics
  • Structural transformation and trade
  • Market liquidity and interconnectedness
  • Senior Economist

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

    2019 - present
  • Deputy Director and Senior Economist

    US Department of the Treasury

    2008 - 2019
  • Visiting Economist

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

    2014 - 2015
  • Senior Economist International Finance

    Council of Economic Advisers

    2008 - 2009
  • Lead Economist and Director of Technical Assessment

    Millennium Challenge Corporation

    2006 - 2008
  • Resident Macroeconomic Advisor

    Harvard Institute for International Development (Jakarta)

    1998 - 1999
  • Associate Professor

    University of the Pacific

    1996 - 2006
  • Dennis, Benjamin, and Talan B. Iscan (2011). "Agricultural distortions, structural change, and economic growth: A cross-country analysis," American Journal of Agricultural Economics, vol. 93, no. 3, pp. 885-905.
  • Dennis, Benjamin, and Talan B. Iscan (2009). "Engel versus Baumol: Accounting for U.S. structural change using two centuries of data," Explorations in Economic History, vol. 46, no. 2, pp. 186-202.
  • Dennis, Benjamin, Christopher Laincz, and Lei Zhu (2008). "Which exchange rates matter for FDI? Evidence for Japan," Southern Economic Journal, vol. 75, no. 1, pp. 50-68.
  • Dennis, Benjamin, and Talan B. Iscan (2007). "Productivity growth and agricultural out-migration in the United States," Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, vol. 18, no. 1, pp. 52-74.
  • Dennis, Benjamin, and Talan B. Iscan (2006). "Terms-of-trade risk with partial labor mobility," Journal of International Economics, vol. 68, no. 1, pp. 92-114.
  • Dennis, Benjamin, and Talan B. Iscan (2005). "On the terms-of-trade and sectoral reallocations," Review of International Economics, vol. 13, no. 5, pp. 892-903.
  • Dennis, Benjamin, and Simon Kandel (2000). "Holding out for a haircut: financial crisis, moral hazard and interest rate policy," International Journal of Finance & Economics, vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 233-49.
Last update: August 5, 2019