Ben Brewer
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Ben Brewer

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Education:
Ph.D. University of New Hampshire 
Dissertation: 
“The Growth Effects and Unintended Consequences of State Policies.” 

Assistant Professor of Economics
Department of Economics, Finance and Insurance
Phone: 860.768.4834, Room 412B
bbrewer@hartford.edu

Courses Course Title
EC 110 Principles of Macroeconomics
EC 211 Priciples of Microeconomics
EC 312 Managerial Economics
EC 316 Economics of Public Policy

Research Interests:
Health economics and public economics including the impact of mandatory seat belt laws on organ donation, the impact of elderly income tax breaks on economic growth and the general equilibrium effects of ridesharing apps like Uber such as their impact on personal alcohol consumption.

Publications:
“Protecting the Vulnerable or Ripe for Reform? State Income Tax Breaks for the Elderly – Then & Now,” (with Karen Smith Conway and Jonathan C. Rork), Public Finance Review, 45(4), July 2017, pp. 564-94.