Ben is a senior lecturer (associate professor) in economics at University of East Anglia. Most of his research can be located in the fields of behavioral and experimental economics and impact evaluation in low-income countries. The research themes he has pursued and publish on include: social networks and resource sharing, the functioning of rural markets, equity-efficiency trade-offs in irrigation systems, reproductive health, repayment and impact of microfinance, the micro-politics behind community-based development and the behavioral economics of rural investment. He has conducted most of his fieldwork in Nicaragua, Tanzania and Uganda.

Ben teaches micro-economics, econometrics and applied methods in impact evaluation at the post-graduate level and also co-directs the MSc Impact Evaluation for International Development. He is also affiliated to the Center for Behavioral and Experimental Social

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