Benjamin Leard

Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee


Welcome to my website! I am an assistant professor at the University of Tennessee, where I hold a joint appointment in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics and the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy. I am also a university fellow at Resources for the Future. My research focuses on analyzing environmental and transportation policies, including fuel economy standards, zero emission vehicle mandates, and carbon offset programs. Prior to my current position, I was a fellow at Resources for the Future. I earned a Ph.D. in applied economics at Cornell University in 2014 and a B.S. in economics and mathematics from James Madison University in 2008.