Benjamin Krause
Job Market Paper:
Taxation Toward Representation: Public Goods, Tax Collection, Social Norms, and Democratic Accountability
Dissertation:
Essays in Microeconomics of Development and Political Economy
Fields of research:
  • Development
  • Political Economy
  • Psychology in Economics (Behavioral)
  • Public
Publications / Working Papers:
  • Please visit my personal website for further information on working papers, projects in progress, and additional background on my research.

Education:
  • PhD, Agricultural and Resource Economics, UC Berkeley. 2021 (Expected).
  • MS, Agricultural and Resource Economics, UC Berkeley. 2017.
  • MA, International Development and Economics, Johns Hopkins SAIS. 2009.
  • BA, Philosophy; Spanish (minors: Econ; Latin American Studies; Theology), Xavier University. 2003.
Honors and Awards:
  • 2020: Development Economics Challenge, UC Berkeley CEGA ($15,000); Berkeley Fellowship for Graduate Study, UC Berkeley Graduate Division ($4,000).

  • 2019: J-PAL Governance Initiative, MIT ($49,872); Berkeley Fellowship for Graduate Study, UC Berkeley Graduate Division ($4,000); The Sacheti Family Fellowship, UC Berkeley ARE ($1,500); Berkeley Empirical Legal Studies Graduate Fellowship, UC Berkeley Law ($1,000).

  • 2018: Weiss Fund for Research in Development Economics, Harvard University Economics ($39,978); Berkeley Fellowship for Graduate Study, UC Berkeley Graduate Division ($4,000).

  • 2017: Global Development Lab, USAID ($1,551,468); Weiss Fund for Research in Development Economics, Harvard University Economics ($4,820).

  • 2016: Research Grant Sponsored by Apple, BMW Group, Samsung SDI, Sony, and anonymous donors ($421,358). 

  • 2015: Berkeley Fellowship for Graduate Study, UC Berkeley Graduate Division ($122,456).

  • 2012: Magis Alumni Award -- Young alumni of the year, Xavier University.

  • 2009: William C. Foster Award -- Most outstanding graduate of 2009, Johns Hopkins SAIS.

  • 2007: Schwartz International Development Fellowship, Johns Hopkins SAIS ($40,000).

  • 2003: Fr. Finn, SJ Award -- Most outstanding overall graduate of 2003, Xavier University.

  • 2002: Archbishop McNicholas Award -- Most outstanding student, Xavier Philosophy Department.

  • 1999: Service Fellowship (4-year tuition, books, room, & board), Xavier University.

Teaching:
  • Econometrics: Multiple Equation Estimation (ARE 212) -- Ethan Ligon & Sophia Villas-Boas -- Graduate Student Instructor -- UC Berkeley -- Spring 2020
  • International Economic Development Policy (PP/ARE C253) -- Alain de Janvry & Jean-Jacques Dethier -- Graduate Student Instructor -- UC Berkeley -- Fall 2018 & Fall 2019
  • Interdisciplinary Development Seminar (DEVP 239) -- George Scharffenberger -- Reader -- UC Berkeley -- Fall 2016
References:
  • Jeremy Magruder
    Professor, Agricultural and Resource Economics, UC Berkeley
    Email: jmagruder@berkeley.edu
    Phone: +1 (510) 643-8742

     
  • Edward Miguel 
    Professor, Department of Economics, UC Berkeley 
    Email: emiguel@berkeley.edu 
    Phone: +1 (510) 642-4361 

     
  • Aprajit Mahajan
    Professor, Agricultural and Resource Economics, UC Berkeley
    Email: aprajit@berkeley.edu
    Phone: +1 (510) 664-7163

     
  • Benjamin Faber 
    Professor, Department of Economics, UC Berkeley 
    Email: benfaber@econ.berkeley.edu 
    Phone: +1 (510) 495-7096 

     
Contact Information:

710b University Hall
Agricultural & Resource Economics
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, California 94720-3310

Email: benjaminkrause@berkeley.edu
Phone: (310)-926-8654

Placement Directors:

Professor Maximilian Auffhammer
auffhammer@berkeley.edu
Tel: 510-643-5472

Professor Sofia Villas-Boas
sberto@berkeley.edu
Tel: 510-643-5472

Placement Officer:

Diana Lazo
lazo@berkeley.edu
Tel: 510-642-3345

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