Daniel J. Benjamin

Professor of Behavioral Economics and Genoeconomics


Daniel Benjamin’s background is in behavioral economics, where his research incorporates ideas and methods from psychology into economic analysis. His research on genoeconomics develops tools for incorporating genomic data into the social sciences. His research topics include understanding errors people make in statistical reasoning; exploring how best to use survey measures of subjective well-being¬† to track national well-being and evaluate policies; and identifying genetic variants associated with outcomes such as educational attainment and subjective well-being.

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2 Articles

Person looking through a multifaceted gemstone Research Brief / Health

Embryo Selection, Polygenic Scoring and Unrealistic Expectations

False hope for instilling disease resistance and desirable traits?

A young child leans onto a desk with arms folded and stares at a small marshmallow Feature / Behavioral Decision Making

New Study Disavows Marshmallow Test’s Predictive Powers

Test's originator was a central co-author but died before its completion