Roland Benabou is Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University, where he has a joint appointment in the Department of Economics and the Woodrow Wilson School.
He holds a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is a fellow of the Econometric Society, a Research Fellow of the CEPR, a senior fellow of BREAD and a Research Associate of the NBER and of the Institute for Research on Poverty. In 2002-2003 he was a member of the Institute for Advanced Study and in 2004 a Guggenheim Fellow.
Benabou’s research and teaching cover a broad set of both macro and micro issues. Among these are: a) inflation, price setting, speculation and search theory; b) social stratification, education finance and the structure of cities; c) macroeconomics with heterogeneous agents, and the links between inequality and growth; d) social mobility and the political economy of redistribution; e) economics and psychology, including overconfidence, willpower, intrinsic and extrinsic motivation, identity and ideology.
He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in June 2005.