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Seth G. Benzell

Seth G. Benzell

Stanford Digital Economy Lab Digital Fellow

Seth G. Benzell is an Assistant Professor of Management Science at the Argyros School of Business and Economics at Chapman University. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics.

Seth’s work is in the economics of automation, digitization, and networks. He is also interested in public economics generally. His work has been published in AEJ: Applied Economics, PNAS, Sloan Management Review and other peer-reviewed and non-peer reviewed outlets. Seth has presented his research at the US Capitol, and as an expert for a US international public diplomacy mission. Current projects with other Stanford DEL members focus on measuring skill biased technical change, taxation and regulation of digital platforms, measurement of network effects, and the macroeconomic implications of progress in artificial intelligence.

Before coming to Chapman University, Seth was a postdoctoral associate at the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy. Seth received his Ph.D. in Economics from Boston University in 2016. His dissertation advisor was Laurence Kotlikoff. He received a B.A. in Economics and a B.S. in Physics and Mathematics from Tulane University in 2012.