Benjamin Leard


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Benjamin Leard is a Fellow at Resources for the Future. He is an environmental economist who focuses his work on transportation, climate change, and discrete choice modeling. His recent work involves estimating household preferences for vehicle attributes and evaluating the costs and benefits of fuel economy and greenhouse gas standards for light duty vehicles. He has been cited in the Washington Post for his work on consumer demand for autonomous vehicles. He completed his Ph.D. in applied economics at Cornell University in 2014 and earned a B.S. in economics and mathematics from James Madison University in 2008.