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New Krannert Faculty 2019
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Krannert Faculty

Benjamin Van Kammen

Benjamin Van Kammen



Ph.D., Economics, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
B.A., Economics and History, UW-Milwaukee

Ben completed his PhD in Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2013, and he joined Purdue as a Continuous Term Lecturer the same year.  His dissertation is about two separate topics in Labor Economics:  paid sick leave mandates and measures of occupational dissimilarity (and their applications, i.e., consequences for married couples and earnings co-movement over time).  His immediate research relates to occupational mobility.  He has ample experience teaching in the areas of microeconomic theory, statistics, and labor economics and takes considerable interest in teaching; this originates from his undergraduate training as a high school social studies teacher.

Journal Articles

  • Van Kammen, B. & Adams, S.J. (2014). Dissimilar occupations and marital stability. IZA Journal of Labor Economics, | Related Website |

Phone: (765) 496-1590
Office: KRAN 531

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Area(s) of Expertise

Nonwage fringe benefits labor compensation Spousal matching household economics Occupational choice labor mobility