Ben Brewer

Assistant Professor of Economics

Economics, Finance, and Insurance

Barney School of Business
860.768.4834 Auerbach Hall 412B
Education

PhD, University of New Hampshire


Ben Brewer is an assistant professor of economics. He teaches the principles of macroeconomics and microeconomics, as well as managerial economics and the economics of public policy.

Brewer's research interests include:

  • Health economics and public economics including the impact of mandatory seat belt laws on organ donation
  • Impact of elderly income tax breaks on economic growth
  • 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.