Ben Kosvic is a graduate assistant with the Gardner Institute’s Economics and Public Policy team. His work at the Institute focuses on economic impact analyses and forecasting trends in the state of Utah, including population & employment growth and state revenue. He is a first-year student in the M.S. in Economics program at the University of Utah, and his academic focus areas include political economy, international economics, and labor economics.
Ben completed his undergraduate education at the University of Chicago, where he achieved a B.A. in Economics (specialization in Data Science), a B.S. in Mathematics, and a Minor in Computer Science. After graduation, Ben moved from Hyde Park to Lincoln Park and spent one year in quantitative options trading then three years in economic consulting with a focus on wage-and-hour litigation before moving to Salt Lake City, UT to continue his education and work for the Gardner Institute.