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Daniel K. Benjamin

Daniel K. Benjamin

Economics CIMBA

Adjunct Professor, Consortium of Universities for International Studies (CUIS)

  319-335-0920
  W230  Pappajohn Business Building
The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242-1994

Academic History

  • PhD in Economics, University of California, Los Angeles, 1975
  • MA in Economics, University of California, Los Angeles, 1971
  • BA in Economics, University of Virginia, 1969

Expertise

  • Applied Price Theory
  • Economic History

Selected Publications

  • Learning by Dying: Combat Performance in the Age of Sail, Daniel K. Benjamin, Anca Tifrea, The Journal of Economic History, vol 67, 2007, 968-1000
  • Organization and Incentives in the Age of Sail, Daniel K. Benjamin, C. T. Thornberg, Exploration in Economic History (Elsevier), vol 44, 2007, 317-341
  • Comment: Rules, Monitoring, and Incentives in the Age of Sail, Daniel K. Benjamin, Christopher F. Thornberg, Explorations in Economic History, vol 40, 2003, 195-211
  • Individuals' Estimates of the Risks of Death: Part II--New Evidence, Daniel K. Benjamin, William Dougan, David Buschena, Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, vol 22, 2001
  • Individuals' Estimates of the Risks of Death: Part I--A Reassessment of the Previous Evidence, Daniel K. Benjamin, William Dougan, Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, vol 15, 1997, 115-133
  • Efficient Excise Taxation: The Evidence from Cigarettes, Daniel K. Benjamin, William R. Dougan, Journal of Law and Economics, vol 40, 1997, 113-136

Current & Prior Positions

  • Alumni Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Clemson University, - Present
  • Alumni Distinguished Professor, Clemson University, 2006 - Present
  • Chief of Staff, U.S. Department of Labor, 1984 - Present
  • Professor of Economics, Clemson University, 1985 - 2006
  • Visiting Professor of Economics, Montana State University, 1994 - 1995
  • Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, U.S. Department of Labor, 1982 - 1984
  • Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Washington, 1974 - 1982
  • National Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University, 1978 - 1979
  • Acting Assistant Professor of Economics, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1973 - 1974