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Benjamin Ho Ph.D.


Benjamin Ho, Ph.D., is an associate professor of behavioral economics at Vassar College who uses game theory and experiments to understand social systems such as apologies, identity, inequality and climate change. Ho is also the author of the book "Why Trust Matters: An economist's guide to the ties that bind us" that details the role of trust in human development and how it underlies every part of the economy. Before Vassar, he taught MBA students at Cornell University's Johnson School of Management. Professor Ho was lead energy economist at the White House Council of Economic Advisers, and has worked and consulted for Morgan Stanley and several tech startups. Professor Ho also teaches at Columbia University where he is a faculty affiliate for the Center for Global Energy Policy. His work has been featured in the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. Ho holds seven degrees from Stanford and MIT in economics, education, political science, math, computer science and electrical engineering.

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