Ben Cheng

Ben Cheng

Former Researcher, Economics Department
The Conference Board

The following is a biography of former employee/consultant.

Ben Cheng is a researcher in the economics department at The Conference Board. He received his undergraduate degree in economics and mathematics at New York University and is currently pursuing a graduate degree in statistics at Columbia University.

Ben has worked on a variety of research projects involving productivity and labor market areas, including the effect of ICT on the geographic diffusion of occupations and industries, the relationship between firm size and workforce adjustments during business cycles, and determinants leading to delayed retirement in the United States. Other research interests include the use of micro data for analysis of consumption and wealth, wage inequality, and talent shortages in the United States. In addition, he produces The Conference Board Total Economy Database, a global productivity database providing growth accounting and internationally comparable data for analysis on competitiveness and long-term growth.

Publications by Ben Cheng