Benjamin M. Miller

Benjamin M. Miller

Senior Economist; Quality Assurance Manager, Social and Economic Well-Being; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School

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Benjamin Miller is a senior economist at RAND, a professor of policy analysis at the Pardee RAND Graduate School, and a research quality assurance manager for the RAND Social and Economic Well-Being Division. 

Miller leads teams of high-caliber researchers in collaboratively conducting high-profile assessments that improve the efficiency and effectiveness of public processes and systems. He manages the quality assurance process for all research products produced with RAND’s Community Health & Environmental Policy program. 

Miller's research focuses on infrastructure systems, financial systems, regulatory systems, and personnel systems. His work has been funded by a wide array of federal agencies, state agencies, and other entities. Miller has authored over three dozen peer-reviewed studies (including four separate Congressionally mandated studies), and served on a variety of expert advisory panels. His research has won multiple awards for impact and innovation. He has testified before Congress and is experienced in communicating sensitive, confidential, and controversial findings to senior government leaders. He has also served on several dissertation committees and taught advanced econometrics at the Pardee RAND Graduate School.

Miller holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, San Diego and a B.S. in economics from Purdue University.


Ph.D. in economics, University of California, San Diego; B.S. in economics, Purdue University

Selected Work

  • Miller, Benjamin M., Debra Knopman, Liisa Ecola, Brian Phillips, Moon Kim, Nathaniel Edenfield, Daniel Schwam, and Diogo Prosdocimi, U.S. Airport Infrastructure Funding and Financing: Issues and Policy Options Pursuant to Section 122 of the 2018 Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act, RAND (RR-3175), 2020
  • Benjamin Miller, Lloyd Dixon, and Noreen Clancy, "Reasonable and Risk-Based? Replacing NFIP Generally Subsidized Rates with a Means-Tested Subsidy," Southern Economic Journal, 85(4), 2019
  • Benjamin Miller and Kevin Mumford, "The Salience of Complex Tax Changes: Evidence from the Child and Dependent Care Credit Expansion," National Tax Journal, 68(3), 2015
  • Benjamin Miller, Frank Camm, Marjory Blumenthal, Jesse Lastunen, and Kenneth Miller, Inching Toward Reform: Trump’s Deregulation and Its Implementation, RAND (PE-241), 2017
  • Metz, David, Benjamin M. Miller, Melissa Kay Diliberti, and Weilong Kong, Guidelines for Conducting California Standardized Regulatory Impact Assessments, RAND Corporation (RR-A1386-1), 2024
  • Ligor, Douglas C., Benjamin M. Miller, Maria McCollester, Brian Phillips, Geoffrey Kirkwood, Josh Becker, Gwen Mazzotta, Bruce McClintock, and Barbara Bicksler, Assessing the Readiness for Human Commercial Spaceflight Safety Regulations: Charting a Trajectory from Revolutionary to Routine Travel, RAND Corporation (RR-A2466-1), 2023
  • Miller, Benjamin M., Noreen Clancy, Douglas C. Ligor, Geoffrey Kirkwood, David Metz, Steven Koller, and Stephanie Stewart, The Cost of Cost-Effectiveness: Expanding Equity in Federal Emergency Management Agency Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grants, RAND Corporation (RR-A2171-1), 2023
  • Knopman, Debra, Martin Wachs, Benjamin M. Miller, Scott G. Davis, and Katherine Pfrommer, Not Everything Is Broken: The Future of U.S. Transportation and Water Infrastructure Funding and Finance, RAND Corporation (RR-1739-RC), 2017

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