Benjamin H. Harris
Senior Research Associate, Urban Institute and Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center
Ben Harris is a Senior Research Associate with the Urban Institute and the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center. His primary areas of focus are tax, budget, and retirement security. He has published a variety of papers and policy briefs related to topics in public finance and is regularly cited in media reports related to fiscal policy. Prior to joining the Urban Institute, Harris worked at the White House as a Senior Economist with the Council of Economic Advisers, where he specialized in fiscal policy and retirement security. He has also served as a Research Economist at the Brookings Institution and as a Senior Economist with the Budget Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives. Harris has also taught as an adjunct professor at the policy schools at the University of Maryland and Georgetown University. Harris holds a Ph.D. in economics from The George Washington University, in addition to a master's degree in economics from Cornell University and a master's degree in Quantitative Methods from Columbia University. He earned his BA in economics at Tufts University. In 2000, Harris was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to Namibia.