Benjamin Priday, Ph.D., is a former economist at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, where he studied tax and budget issues at the state and federal level in addition to providing research support to the Foundation’s other initiatives.

Before joining TPPF, Benjamin was an English teacher at a college in China and a graduate researcher and instructor at Texas A&M University. His dissertation covered topics in behavioral public finance and charitable giving, but his research interests more broadly include behavioral economics, tax policy, charitable giving, religion, inequality, crime, and more. His research has been published in academic journals including Tax Policy & the Economy, Journal of Private Enterprise, and Games and covered by media outlets including The Economist, Philanthropy Daily, and The NonProfit Times. He has also written for The Conversation and EconoFact.

Benjamin holds a BA in economics from Rhodes College and a Ph.D. in economics from Texas A&M University.