Benjamin Leyden

Benjamin Leyden

  • Assistant Professor

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Faculty Expertise

  • Economics
  • Industrial Organization
  • Antitrust
  • Innovation

Contact

Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management

bl693@cornell.edu

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Biography

Benjamin T. Leyden is an economist studying competition and innovation on digital platforms, and the role of information in economic behavior.

Ben is an Assistant Professor of Strategy and Business Economics at Cornell University's Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, located in the SC Johnson College of Business, and a Distinguished Affiliate at CESifo.

His research interests are in industrial organization with a focus on competition and innovation on digital platforms, and the role of information in economic behavior. Much of his current work speaks to antitrust concerns, including ongoing debates about the power of digital platforms.

Ben received his M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Virginia, and a B.A. in Economics and in Mathematics from the University of North Carolina.

Selected Publications

Awards and Honors

  • Distinguished CESifo Affiliate Award – Economics of Digitization (2019) CESifo

Recent Courses

  • AEM 7675 - Advanced Graduate Research Workshop
  • AEM 7010 - Applied Microeconomics
  • AEM 2600 - Managerial Economics

Academic Degrees

  • PhD University of Virginia, 2018
  • MA University of Virginia, 2013
  • BA University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 2012