Benjamin Faber

Benjamin Faber is assistant professor at the Department of Economics at the University of California Berkeley. His work is at the intersection of international trade and development economics, focusing on how globalization broadly defined shapes economic livelihoods in developing countries. Before joining UC Berkeley, he received his PhD from the London School of Economics and spent part of his doctoral studies visiting the Department of Economics at MIT and the Anderson School of Management at UCLA.

Content by Benjamin Faber
  • Blog post

    Retail globalisation and household welfare: Evidence from Mexico

    A “supermarket revolution”, fuelled by foreign retail entry has transformed the Mexican retail landscape. Despite concerns that foreign retailers would adversely affect retail employment and household incomes, the empirical evidence suggests that liberalising retail FDI has generated widespread gains for Mexican households. A radical transformation is occurring in the...

    10 Feb 2016 | David Atkin, Benjamin Faber, Marco Gonzalez-Navarro