DATE OF BIRTH: September 30, 1985                    CITIZENSHIP: U.S.

EDUCATION:

2013 (Exp.)            Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Sloan School of Management

Ph.D., Management, Institute for Work & Employment Research

Dissertation: “Sustained Rents in Imperfect Labor Markets: Essays on Recruitment, Training, and Incentives”

Professor Paul Osterman (Chair)                        Professor David Autor (Co-Chair)

MIT Sloan School of Management                    MIT Department of Economics

100 Main Street, E62-336                                     50 Memorial Drive, E52-371

Cambridge, MA 02142-1347                              Cambridge, MA 02142-1347

(617) 253-2667                                                         (617) 258-7698

osterman@mit.edu                                                 dautor@mit.edu

 

Professor Thomas A. Kochan

MIT Sloan School of Management

100 Main Street, E62-334

Cambridge, MA 02142-1347

(617) 253-6689

tkochan@mit.edu

 

2007                         Cornell University, School of Industrial and Labor Relations

B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations (Honors), GPA 3.91

                                  Thesis Title: “A Game Theoretic Approach to Social Dialogue”

2006                         Oxford University, Pembroke College

                                  Exchange student (one year) in Economics and Management

FELLOWSHIPS AND HONORS:

2012                         Russell Sage Co-PI, “Is College Still Worth It?”
2012                         64
th LERA Meetings of the ASSA, Winner of Best Doctoral Student Paper

2008-Present          Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship

2007-2008              MIT Presidential Graduate Fellowship

2007                        Joel Seidman Memorial Prize, for “A Game Theoretic Approach to Social Dialogue”

2007                        Irving M. Ives Award, for service to the ILR School

2007                        Golden Key Outstanding Membership Award for Community Service

2005-2007              Hunter R. Rawlings III Cornell Presidential Research Scholarship

2004-2006              Undergraduate Academic Research Fellowship

PUBLICATIONS AND WORKING PAPERS:

Kochan, Thomas A., David B. Lipsky, and Mary Newhart, and Alan Benson. 2010. “The Long-Haul Effects of Interest Arbitration: The Case of New York State’s Taylor Law.” Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 64(4): 565-84.

Benson, Alan. “Firm-Sponsored General Education and Mobility Frictions: Evidence from Hospital Sponsorship of Nursing Schools and Faculty.” Forthcoming at Journal of Health Economics.

Benson, Alan. “Re-Thinking the Two-Body Problem: The Segregation of Women into Geographically-Flexible Occupations.” Revise & Resubmit at American Journal of Sociology.

Benson, Alan. “A Theory of Dual Job Search and Sex-Based Occupational Clustering.” Under review.

Benson, Alan. “The (New) Economics of Staffing Registered Nurses.” Under review.

Benson, Alan. “Do Agents Game their Agents’ Behavior? Evidence from Sales Managers.” Working paper.

Benson, Alan, Raimundo Estevan, and Frank Levy. “Is College Still Worth It? California Public Higher Education and the American Dream.” Working Paper.

INVITED TALKS:

“Do Agents Game their Agents’ Behavior? Evidence from Sales Managers.”

-        Wharton School of Business Conference on People and Organizations (Plenary), Fall 2012
-        MIT Sloan Organizational Economics Lunch, Summer 2012
-        MIT Economics Applied Microeconomics Lunch, Spring 2012

 “A Theory of Dual Job Search and Sex-Based Occupational Clustering”

-          Best Student Paper Competition Finalist Talk at the 68th LERA Meetings (Winner), Winter 2012
-          Wharton School of Business Conference on People and Organizations (Plenary), Fall 2011
-          MIT IWER Seminar, Fall 2011
-          MIT Economics Labor Lunch, Fall 2011

-        American Sociological Association Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, Summer 2011
-        Academy of Management Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Summer 2011
-        MOOD Doctoral Workshop in Economic Theory & Econometrics at the Einaudi Institute for
         Economics and Finance in Rome, Summer 2011
-        IWAEE Workshop in Catanzaro, Italy, Summer 2011
-        Transatlantic Doctoral Conference at London Business School, Summer 2011
-        MIT Sloan Economic Sociology Working Group, Summer 2010
-        MIT Sloan IWER Seminar, Spring 2010
-        MIT Economics Labor Lunch, Spring 2010

“Firm-Sponsored General Education and Mobility Frictions”

         -        Wharton School of Business Conference on People and Organizations, Summer 2009
-        MIT Labor Economics Lunch, Spring 2009
-        MIT Sloan IWER Seminar, Fall 2008

“The Long-Haul Effects of Interest Arbitration: The Case of New York State’s Taylor Law 2008

-        IWER Seminar, Spring 2009

“A Game Theoretic Approach to Social Dialogue”

-        Izmir University of Economics in Izmir, Turkey. Spring 2007.

TEACHING:

Instructor for Graduate Mini-Courses

 

2009 - 2012            Sloan Fellows Math Tutorial (MIT Sloan)

 

Teaching Assistant for Graduate Courses

 

2012                         Power and Negotiatinos, John Richardson (Visiting MIT Sloan)

2012                         Doctoral Seminar in Work & Employment, Thomas A. Kochan (MIT Sloan)

2011                         Managing and Leading People and Organizations, Paul Osterman (MIT Sloan)

2010                         Designing and Leading the Innovative Organization, Paul Osterman (MIT Sloan)

2009                         Power and Negotiations, Daniel J. Shapiro (Visiting MIT from Harvard Law School)

2008, 2009             Communicating with Data, Arnold Barnett (MIT Sloan)

 

Teaching Assistant for Undergraduate Courses

 

2012                         Managerial Psychology, Dania Dialdin

2008, 2010             People and Organizations, Thomas A. Kochan (MIT Sloan)

2006                         Introduction to Policy Analysis, Jennifer Gerner (Cornell)

Alan Benson

PhD Candidate, MIT Sloan School of Management

On the academic job market, graduating Spring 2013

MIT Sloan School of Management

100 Main Street, E62-369

Cambridge, MA 02142-1347

 

alanmb@mit.edu

  

 

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