Ph.D. Candidate in Economics
University of California, Berkeley
Benjamin Scuderi is a Ph.D. candidate in economics at the University of California, Berkeley. His research focuses on labor economics, the economics of the criminal legal system, and applied econometrics. His ongoing research examines the effects of policies aimed at encouraging work in imperfectly competitive labor markets. In other projects, he explores the estimation of heterogeneous worker preferences over firms from unique data on worker choices, the consequences of dispersion in skills among court-appointed attorneys for indigent clients, and the distribution of discriminatory jury selection behavior by prosecutors. Prior to graduate school, he worked as a predoctoral fellow at the Lab for Economic Applications and Policy at Harvard University. He graduated with a B.A. in applied mathematics from Harvard University, where he was awarded the Thomas Temple Hoopes prize for his senior thesis.