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.
It’s still early days in genetic research, though advances will aid study of educational attainment and, notably, disease
Study finds interest in screening embryos for education propensity, especially if everyone else is doing it
Pushing aside GDP for a measure of human well-being turns out to be very, very difficult. Ask Dan Benjamin
False hope for instilling disease resistance and desirable traits?
Test's originator was a central co-author but died before its completion