Benjamin Leiva
Economic rent, sustainability, and currrently focused on the role of energy in economic systems
Instructor of undergraduate courses on Economics, Sustainability, and Ecology
Involvement in sustainability initiatives, renewable energy projects, and volunteer organizations
  1. 2015-Present
    Research Assistant - University of Georgia
    Part-time researcher during Ph.D program
  2. 2013-2015
    Universidad de Chile: Introduction to Economy, Introduction to Sustainability, Introduction to Ecology Universidad Tecnologica Metropolitana: Introduction to Sustainability
  3. 2013-2014
    Coordinator of Sustainability - FEN U. Chile
    Management, teaching, research, and extension
  1. 2013
    B.Sc. Economy - Universidad de Chile
    Basic cycle with micro and macroeconomic theory, management, finance, and accounting, and quantitative methods covering calculus, algebra, statistics, and econometrics. Field of study on Economics dealing with economic history, policy, and epistemology, conventional and sustainable development, and international trade and finances.
  2. 2019
    Ph.D. in Agricultural and Applied Economics - University of Georgia
    Economic theory related to strategic agent interactions, risky decision making, market power, missing markets, public goods, and welfare. Quantitative methods covering econometrics, dynamic optimization, stochastic efficiency, and time series analysis. Field of study on Environmental Economics addressing issues of sustainability, energy, nonmarket valuation, and global climate change
  1. We can not solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them.

    Albert Einstein

  2. Anyone who believes that exponential growth can go on forever in a finite world is either a madman or an economist.

    Kenneth E. Boulding

  3. The ideas of economists (...) are more powerful than is commonly understood. Indeed, the world is ruled by little else.

    John Maynard Keynes

  4. It is a well-known fact that current levels of production are sufficient, yet millions of people are still suffering and dying of starvation. This, dear friends is truly scandalous.

    Pope Francis