Benjamin R. Mandel, executive director, is an economist in Multi-Asset Solutions at J.P. Morgan Asset Management, based in New York. As a member of the Global Multi-Asset Strategy team, he formulates tactical asset allocation views based on analysis of the global economy. He is also currently an adjunct professor at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. Ben’s academic research has been published in leading scholarly journals, including: American Economic Review, American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, Quantitative Finance and the Journal of Economic Perspectives. Prior to joining J.P. Morgan, Ben was a member of the Global Economics team at Citi Research and, prior to that, an economist at the Federal Reserve. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California, Davis, and a B.Sc. in Applied Economics from Cornell University.