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Assistant Professor (Research) of Economics, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

Daniel Bennett is an economist at the Center for Economic and Social Research at the University of Southern California Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. He studies economic development and global health in Africa and South Asia. Much of Dr. Bennett’s work examines the way that information affects individual health care decisions and the operation of health care markets. He also focuses on the influence of mental health on productivity and economic decision-making. Dr. Bennett’s work involves primary data collection and uses both experimental and quasi-experimental methods. He received his Ph.D. in 2008 from Brown University and spent eight years on the faculty at the University of Chicago.


  • 2016–present
    Assistant Professor (Research) of Economics, University of Southern California
  • 2008–2016
    Assistant Professor, University of Chicago