Ben Feingold

About Me

I am a fourth-year PhD student in Economics at Claremont Graduate University, and a member of the Computational Justice Lab. My research interest is in applied microeconomics, with a focus on issues of public finance, labor economics, urban economics, and criminal justice.

Outside of academia, I am also Managing Director at Grayslake Advisors, an economic consulting firm that provides expert services to clients involved in complex commercial litigation. Prior to attending CGU, I earned a Master of Urban Planning degree from the University of Southern California, and a BA in Public Policy from the University of Michigan.


Works In Progress

"Land Use Regulation and Housing Development: Measuring the Causal Effects of the Los Angeles Transit Oriented Communities Program"

"Revisiting the Impacts of California’s Public Safety Realignment on Local Communities" with Spencer Mueller

"Geographic Disparities in Crime Response: Assessing the Impact of Dallas’s Police Divisions" with Spencer Mueller and Melissa Rogers

"Wobbler Prosecution: How Charging Decisions Impact Criminal Justice Outcomes " with Spencer Mueller and Rainita Narender

Teaching Experience

USC Sol Price School of Public Policy

PPD 625 Planning and Economic Development Finance - Spring 2022, Spring 2023

RED 511: Foundations of Real Estate Analysis - Fall 2022

PPD 431 Policy, Planning, and Development Studio - Fall 2017, Fall 2018, Spring 2019

Pro Forma Modeling for Planners One-Day "Boot Camp" - Fall 2017, Fall 2018, Fall 2019, Spring 2021