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About Ben Zimmer
Ben Zimmer is the Executive Director of the Connecticut Policy Institute. As Executive Director, Ben oversees the Institute’s operations and policy research.
Through his work for the CPI, Ben has been quoted on Connecticut economic policy and education reform in the Wall St. Journal, Bloomberg, and Education Week, in addition to Connecticut print, television, and radio media. He has published op-eds on Connecticut policy in the Wall St. Journal, Hartford Courant, Connecticut Post, New Haven Register, New London Day, and Manchester Journal Inquirer.
Ben previously worked as a consultant for McKinsey & Co. where he focused on the financial institutions and manufacturing sectors. His work included helping one McKinsey client decide in what state to locate a new manufacturing plant. From November 2008 through January 2009 Ben served on the Obama-Biden Presidential Transition Team, and he also has worked briefly for the New York City Corporation Counsel and for Jenner & Block, LLP in Washington, D.C.
Ben received a J.D. from Yale Law School, where he specialized in business law and economic policy, and a B.A., magna cum laude with highest honors in history, from Harvard College. He has published academic articles in the Yale Journal on Regulation and the U.C. Hastings Race & Poverty Law Journal.