Ben Leyden is an economist studying competition and innovation, with a focus on digital industries.

Ben is currently an Assistant Professor of Strategy and Business Economics at Cornell University's Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, located in the Johnson College of Business.

His research interests are in industrial organization, with a focus on how the digitization of products and marketplaces affects competitive behavior and product location. He is also interested in issues of firm communication and coordination.

Ben received his M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Virginia, and a B.A. in Economics and in Mathematics from the University of North Carolina.