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Benjamin Lester

Senior Economic Advisor and Economist

Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia




benjamin.lester "at" 


Research Department

Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

10 Independence Mall

Philadelphia, PA 19106

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About me

Welcome to my website!

I am an economist with broad interests in macroeconomics, finance, and labor economics.  I am particularly interested in issues related to search and matching frictions, information frictions, and the intersection of the two.

I am currently a senior economic advisor and economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.  I also serve as an associate editor at the International Economic Review, the Journal of Economic Theoryand Theoretical Economics, and teach PhD courses at the University of Pennsylvania.  I am a co-organizer of the Philadelphia Macro Workshop, a board member of the Search and Matching in Macro and Finance workshop, and a member of the Finance Theory Group

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