Ph.D. Economics, University of Chicago
Benjamin Pugsley joined Notre Dame in July of 2017 from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York where he was a research economist in the Macroeconomic and Monetary Studies Function. He has previously taught in the MBA program at Columbia Business School and the undergraduate economics program at the University of Chicago. His primary research interests include macroeconomics, firm dynamics, and entrepreneurship. In particular, Benjamin studies the behavior of young and small firms and their unique role in shaping aggregate economic conditions. His research on small business formation and growth has been featured in Slate, NPR, Business Week, The New Yorker, and the Wall Street Journal. He was awarded the Kauffman Foundation Junior Faculty Fellowship in Entrepreneurship Research in 2017. Benjamin earned his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago and his B.A. from Columbia University.