Benedict Guttman-Kenney

Economics PhD Candidate & MBA at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Awarded National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) Consumer Finance Dissertation Fellowship. 

I will be on the finance & economics academic job markets in the 2023-24 academic year.

See my Academic Papers, CV, Google Scholar.

I combine big data with tools from economics and psychology to understand consumer behavior - primarily researching household debt and credit information.

Do get in touch via (preferred), Twitter @gk_ben, or


In May I presented my research at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia & Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).


Before moving to Chicago I spent six years conducting economic research informing financial regulation at the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), Bank of England, and Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Graduate of the University of Warwick & University College London.

Media coverage includes The Financial Times (1 - weekend lead `big read'), (2 - FT Tech video), (3 - front page), Wall Street Journal, Barron's, BBC, Mashable, Fast Company, Raconteur, The Telegraph (1) (2), The FinTech Times, VoxEU/CEPR interview

My academic research has been published in leading finance, marketing, & economics journals with summaries in the Chicago Booth Review.