Benjamin Hansen

Research Fellow

University of Oregon

Benjamin Hansen is an assistant professor of Economics at the University of Oregon, and a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He primarily researches the economics of risky behaviors, health economics, and crime using applied econometrics. Recently, he has studied the legalization of medical marijuana and its impacts, the deterrent effect of drunk driving laws, and law enforcement strategies. I have also studied the determinants and consequences of violence and stress in schools. Currently he studying alcohol abuse and domestic violence, technological innovations in correctional institutions and their effect on inmate violence and drug use, and youth suicidality.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in October 2014.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 9144
published as 'Have Cigarette Taxes Lost their Bite? New Estimates of the Relationship between Cigarette Taxes and Youth Smoking' in: the American Journal of Health Economics, 2017, 3(1), 60-75
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6592
published in: American Law and Economics Review, 2015,17 (2), 495-528
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5580
published as 'Cigarette Taxes and How Youth Obtain Cigarettes' in: National Tax Journal, 2013, 66 (2), 371-394