Reade Ben

Reade Ben is an economic policy analyst at the Manhattan Institute, where his work focuses on large-scale data analysis, database creation, central banking policy, trade, and U.S. macroeconomic conditions.


A summa cum laude graduate of Princeton University, Reade studied international trade and finance policy within the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs (formerly the Woodrow Wilson School) and earned a certificate in Russian, Eastern European, and Eurasian Studies. His other areas of academic interest included financial history, political economy, EU integration, and transatlantic relations.


As an undergraduate, Reade interned at the White House, serving on the Domestic Policy Council and the Council of Economic Advisers. He also worked as a Global Markets Summer Analyst at BNP Paribas. He has also served as a research consultant for the U.S. Space Force and a research assistant at Stanford’s Hoover Institution.


In 2023, Reade spent nine months in Belgrade, Serbia, as a Fulbright Scholar. Working with the Belgrade Center for Security Policy and the University of Belgrade’s respective faculties of Political Science and Geography, Reade studied the phenomena of corrosive capital and its political and economic implications for Serbia.


Reade is also a LEAD Fellow at Columbia Law School. He will commence his studies there in September 2024.