Ben is a Principal Research Fellow at the Centre for Social Research and Methods. He has 25 years of experience as an economic and social researcher in Australia. Ben manages the ANU's microsimulation modelling team which mostly focusses on the Australian tax and welfare system. Most of Ben's research focusses on modelling policy in Australia in the areas of personal income tax, welfare, superannuation and housing.
Prior to joining the ANU Ben was responsible for a range of modelling projects at NATSEM including the STINMOD microsimulation model of Australia’s tax and transfer system. Ben managed several key projects including the distributional analysis of the Federal Government’s 2014-15 and 2015-16 Budgets.
Prior to joining the ANU Ben twice worked at NATSEM and has also had roles at the ABS as a methodologist and economist and the Housing Industry Association as a senior economist.