Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics, University of California Berkeley
Benjamin Faber is Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics at the University of California Berkeley. His work is at the intersection of international trade and development economics, focusing on how globalisation broadly defined shapes economic livelihoods in developing countries. Before joining UC Berkeley, he received his PhD from the London School of Economics and spent part of his doctoral studies visiting the Department of Economics at MIT and the Anderson School of Management at UCLA.
Recent work by Benjamin Faber
Allowing foreign retailers to operate in Mexico leads substantial overall welfare gains, in spite of their impacts on local employment and income
A programme introducing e-commerce into Chinese villages led to sizable gains among certain, but not all, rural households
Tourism leads to long-run economic gains locally and in the aggregate. The local gains are in part driven by positive spillovers on manufacturing.