Benedict Guttman-Kenney

Economics PhD Candidate, University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Awarded NBER Consumer Finance Dissertation Fellowship. 

I am on the finance and economics academic job markets in 2023-24.

Primary Fields: Household Finance, Behavioral.

Secondary Fields: Corporate Finance, Experimental, FinTech, Public.

Job Market Paper: Unraveling Information Sharing in Consumer Credit Markets

CV and my papers are listed on my academic research page.


References: Matthew Notowidigdo (co-chair), Neale Mahoney (co-chair), Constantine Yannelis, Scott Nelson.

Academic Research Page, Policy Research Page, Presentations Page

My research focuses on household finance topics that are both academically interesting and relevant to inform public policymaking on the topic of consumer financial protection regulation. I group my research into two broad topics: (1) the economics of credit information, and (2) behavioral household finance. Please see my Research Statement for a two page summary of my research. 

I have teaching experience as a teaching assistant for Competitive Strategy and Consumer Finance MBA courses. I have also taught an introduction to microeconomics for behavioral science PhDs. See my Teaching Statement for a one page summary.


Released a new working paper, Consumer Credit Reporting Data, which was commissioned for the Journal of Economic Literature. Please share your feedback!

I'm presenting my buy now, pay later (BNPL) research at UC Berkeley's FinTech conference on 11-12 December.

I'm presenting my credit information research at the Universidad de Chile's economics seminar on 20 March 2024. Let me know if you are around Berkeley or Santiago when I'm in town!


Before moving to Chicago I spent six years conducting economic research informing financial regulation at the UK Financial Conduct Authority, Bank of England, and Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Graduate of the University of Warwick and University College London. While studying for my PhD I have also completed the MBA at Chicago Booth.

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, and economics journals with summaries in the Chicago Booth Review. For more information see my academic research page, CV, or Google Scholar.