Benjamin Mazzotta

Board Member
10 years

Benjamin Mazzotta, Ph.D. serves as a Board Director at the Institute for Global Maritime Studies. He is currently Impact Evaluation Team Leader at International Development Group. From 2011 to 2015, he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow for Inclusive Growth at the Institute for Business in the Global Context (IBGC), where he co-authored The Cost of Cash in the United States.

His work has been covered in The New Yorker, Forbes, CNBC, Today, Quartz, Gothamist, BusinessWeek, Inc., The Guardian, Business Insider, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, NBC, WGBH,, and other media. He is an occasional commentator on retail payments, innovation and currency affairs. Other research interests include humanitarian finance, international trade and investment, and global cybersecurity. He earned Ph.D. and M.A.L.D. degrees from the Fletcher School and a B.A. in Political Science and Theater from Yale.

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