Benjamin Leard

Fellow, Resources for the Future


Benjamin Leard is a Fellow at Resources for the Future. He is an economist who focuses his work on discrete choice modeling and environmental policy. His recent work involves estimating household preferences for vehicle attributes such as fuel economy, performance, and autonomous driving. His work has been published in Science and he has been cited in the Washington Post. 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.