Benjamin C. Chu

Doctoral Candidate, Department of Economics, University of Hawai'i at Manoa

Graduate Assistant, Public Health Analytics Collaborative (PHAC)


I am a PhD Candidate in the Department of Economics at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. I am currently working as a research assistant at the Public Health Analytics Collaborative (PHAC) under the Center on Aging in the Thompson School of Social Work & Public Health. I am also a part-time lecturer teaching classes in microeconomics, macroeconomics, and data science at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. My research interests currently lie in health economics, applied econometrics, public health and health policy.

I will be available for interviews for the job market during the 2022-2023 academic year. My job market paper introduces a new approach that combines techniques in machine learning and econometrics to measure the impact of the ACA Medicaid expansion on health insurance outcomes for low-income childless adults.

Contact Information

Saunders Hall 522, 2424 Maile Way, Honolulu, HI 96822


Phone: (808) 429-8570