Benjamin Hansen
Research Fellow

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Hansen Benjamin Hansen is an assistant professor of Economics at the University of Oregon, and a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He primarily researches the economics of risky behaviors, health economics, and crime using applied econometrics. Recently, he has studied the legalization of medical marijuana and its impacts, the deterrent effect of drunk driving laws, and law enforcement strategies. I have also studied the determinants and consequences of violence and stress in schools. Currently he studying alcohol abuse and domestic violence, technological innovations in correctional institutions and their effect on inmate violence and drug use, and youth suicidality.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in October 2014.
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IZA Discussion Papers:
No. Author(s)
10621  Benjamin Hansen
Tuan Nguyen
Glen R. Waddell
Benefit Generosity and Injury Duration: Quasi-Experimental Evidence from Regression Kinks
9144  Benjamin Hansen
Joseph J. Sabia
Daniel I. Rees
Cigarette Taxes and Youth Smoking: Updated Estimates Using YRBS Data
(published as 'Have Cigarette Taxes Lost their Bite? New Estimates of the Relationship between Cigarette Taxes and Youth Smoking' in: the American Journal of Health Economics, 2017, 3(1), 60-75)
7355  Jason M. Lindo
Jessamyn Schaller
Benjamin Hansen
Economic Conditions and Child Abuse
This paper has repeatedly been among the Top 10 monthly downloads. 
D. Mark Anderson
Benjamin Hansen
Daniel I. Rees
Medical Marijuana Laws and Teen Marijuana Use
(published in: American Law and Economics Review, 2015,17 (2), 495-528)
5580  Benjamin Hansen
Joseph J. Sabia
Daniel I. Rees
Cigarette Taxes and the Social Market
(published as 'Cigarette Taxes and How Youth Obtain Cigarettes' in: National Tax Journal, 2013, 66 (2), 371-394)