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Benjamin Hansen

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  • Title: W.E. Miner Professor of Economics
  • Phone: 541-346-4658
  • Office: 532 PLC
  • Interests: Health economics, risky behaviors, economics of crime, economics of education
  • Website: Website
  • Curriculum Vitae


  • Health Economics
  • Economics of Crime
  • Economics of Education


  • PhD, Economics, UC Santa Barbara, 2009; health, education, labor.
  • M.A. Economics, UC Santa Barbara, 2005
  • B.A., Economics, Brigham Young University, 2004


  • Microeconomics
  • Health Economics
  • Economics of Crime
  • Econometrics

Recent Publications

  • Medical Marijuana Laws and Teen Marijuana Use, American Law and Economics Review, forthcoming
  • Punishment and Deterrence: Evidence from Drunk Driving; American Economic Review, 2015
  • Life and Death in the Fast Lane: Police Enforcement and Traffic Fatalities; American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 2014
  • Medical Marijuana Laws, Alcohol Consumption, and Traffic Fatalities; Journal of Law and Economics, 2013