Ben is an Assistant Professorial Research Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science (Grantham Research Institute). His main areas of current focus are: natural resources and economic development, markets for nature, and spatial information in sustainable finance.
Ben’s doctoral work at the University of Toronto focused on forest sector development paths, remote sensing of forest management, and the theory and empirics of productivity measurement. He has been extensively involved in the Canadian forest sector, including three years spent as the climate change lead for the Forest Products Association of Canada. He holds an M.Sc. in forest ecology and a B.A. in Environment and Development studies.