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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 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 personal 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 |
  • Purdue Expert: Economic Impact of Sporting Events

    Ben Van Kammen is a senior lecturer of economics in the Daniels School of Business at Purdue University. In this video, he explains how large sporting events such as the NCAA tournament impact the economy of host cities.

    Full story: Purdue Expert: Economic Impact of Sporting Events

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

Quick links

Personal website

Area(s) of Expertise

Data Analytics, Econometrics, Economics, Experiential Learning, Labor, Microeconomics