Benjamin R. Handel

Associate Professor of Economics at University Of California, Berkeley

Ben Handel is an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley, where he has taught since 2010. He received his Ph.D. from Northwestern University. Dr. Handel is a Co-Director of the Gilbert Center for industrial organization research at Berkeley, a Co-Director of the National Bureau of Economic Research Insurance Working Group, and a Co-Director of the UC Berkeley Opportunity Lab. He is an expert on health care economics and industrial organization and has worked with numerous businesses and policymakers in this area. Dr. Handel received the 2018 ASHEcon Medal for Top Health Economist Under the Age of 40. His 2015 Econometrica research paper with Igal Hendel and Michael Whinston on “Equilibria in Health Exchanges” was awarded the Econometric Society’s Frisch Medal. Handel received the NIHCM Foundation Research Award for Best Health Economics Research Paper in 2018. Handel is also a recipient of an NSF CAREER Award and a Sloan Research Fellowship. Handel was also selected as a member of the Review of Economic Studies (ReStud) Tour in 2010.