Daniel Bennett, Ph.D.
Daniel Bennett is an assistant professor in the Harris School. He is an applied microeconomist who specializes in economic development and health economics. Bennett's research considers the economic and behavioral aspects of international health issues such as emerging infectious diseases and pharmaceutical markets in developing countries. His work frequently highlights how market failures, such as externalities and public goods, contribute to these public health problems. One recent paper looks at household sanitation and diarrheal disease in the Philippines and finds that households become dirtier once clean drinking water is available. In other work, Bennett finds that health care competition leads to more antibiotic prescription and antibiotic resistance in Taiwan.
Bennett received his PhD in economics from Brown University in 2008, his AM in economics from Brown University in 2004, and his BA with high honors from Swarthmore College in 2001. He worked as an assistant economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York from 2001 to 2003 and served as a consultant to the United Nations Development Programme from 2000 to 2001.