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Ben Oppenheim

Dissertation Fellow
UC Berkeley

Ben Oppenheim, PhD, is the vice president of product, policy, and partnerships and a senior scientist at Metabiota. His research focuses on armed conflict, governance, global health, and development assistance. Working within the Product Development group, he leads the research, development, and production of risk analytic tools; his first product, a novel index measuring sovereign preparedness for pandemic disease outbreaks, is used by a leading global re-insurance company to design and price risk transfer policies. His dissertation research identifies whether and how institutional weakness and collapse drive nonconventional security threats.

Ben Oppenheim

Expertise & Interests

  • Armed conflict
  • Governance
  • Global health
  • Development assistance