Ben S.


Ben is a doctoral student in Economics at the University of California at Berkeley. Originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico, Ben graduated Magna cum Laude with Highest Honors and Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard with an AB in Applied Mathematics in 2014. Ben’s senior thesis was awarded the Thomas Temple Hoopes Prize, which recognizes outstanding undergraduate research. After college, Ben worked for two years as a Predoctoral Fellow in the Harvard economics department, where he worked on projects related to inequality and intergenerational mobility and co-authored papers appearing in the Journal of the American Medical Association and the American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings. His current research focuses on labor economics and public finance. 

Ben loves teaching, and has experience tutoring students across a wide array of backgrounds. During college, Ben tutored students for Harvard’s introductory economics course, and since graduating, Ben has tutored students in calculus and econometrics, helped students learn statistical software, and prepared students to take the GRE. Ben’s core strengths include economics, econometrics, mathematics, statistics, expository writing and editing, and GRE prep. 

When not studying, Ben enjoys reading, following politics, trying new restaurants, making excuses to not go to the gym, and enjoying the beautiful bay area weather. 

Education & Qualifications
  • UC Berkeley, PhD Candidate in Economics

  • Harvard College, BA in Applied Mathematics

  • Economics
  • Econometrics
  • Mathematics
  • Statistics
  • GRE
  • Expository Writing