Ben Handel received his Ph.D. in economics from Northwestern University in 2010, after receiving in A.B. in economics at Princeton in 2004. He is currently a Robert Wood Johnson Scholar in Health Policy Research at Berkeley and is expected to join the economics faculty at Berkeley as an Assistant Professor of Economics once he leaves that program.Ben's research focuses on the link between consumer choice foundations, firm behavior, and market regulation. His recent work studies these phenomena in the context of health insurance markets and health care provider markets. In addition to his specific interest in health care markets, Ben has a general interest in firm competition and regulatory policy in environments with substantial barriers to decision making, characterized by choice frictions or choice inadequacy.