Benjamin Ho

Associate Professor of Economics


PhD Economics, MA Education, MA Political Science 2006 Stanford University

M.Eng Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, BS Economics, BS Mathematics BS Computer Science 2000 MIT


Ben Ho is a behavioral economist who uses economic tools like game theory and experiments to understand social systems such as apologies, identity signaling, and climate concerns. Before Vassar, he was an assistant professor of economics at Cornell University’s Johnson School of Management. Professor Ho was also lead energy economist at the White House Council of Economic Advisers, and has worked and consulted for Morgan Stanley and several tech startups.