The Demand Institute
Ben Cheng is an associate economist in the economics department at The Conference Board. He received his undergraduate degree in economics with honors and mathematics at New York University. Ben has worked on a variety of research projects involving productivity and labor market topics, 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 retirement postponement 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.