DATE OF BIRTH: September 30, 1985 CITIZENSHIP: U.S.
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
Professor Thomas A. Kochan
MIT Sloan School of Management
100 Main Street, E62-334
Cambridge, MA 02142-1347
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?”
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.
“Do Agents Game their Agents’ Behavior? Evidence from Sales Managers.”
- Wharton School of Business Conference on People and Organizations (Plenary), Fall 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
“Firm-Sponsored General Education and Mobility Frictions”
- Wharton School of Business Conference on People and Organizations, Summer 2009
“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.
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)
PhD Candidate, MIT Sloan School of Management
On the academic job market, graduating Spring 2013