Ben Golub

Associate Professor, Northwestern University

Ben Golub is an associate professor of computer science with a joint appointment in economics at Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences at Northwestern University. He received his PhD in economics at Stanford University in 2012. Golub’s research focuses on the theory of social and economic networks, including the dynamics of learning and influence, targeting interventions for behavior change, and systemic risk and fragility in financial and production systems. Since 2015, he has been on the faculty at the Harvard Department of Economics where he is currently associate professor; prior to that he spent two years as a junior fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows. Ben has received the Calvó-Armengol International Prize in Economics in 2020, an NSF CAREER grant in 2019, the Aliprantis Prize in 2012 for an outstanding paper by a young economic theorist. He was educated at Stanford (Ph.D. in economics) and Caltech (B.S., mathematics).

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