About Me


Ben is an assistant professor of finance at the National University of Singapore and an affiliated faculty member with the Asian Institute of Digital Finance. He completed a Ph.D. in Finance and MBA at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business in 2017. His research focuses on financial regulation, corporate governance, household finance, and corporate finance, and has been published in journals like the American Economic Review, Science Advances, Review of Finance, and Manufacturing and Service Operations Management.

His research has been cited in policy reports by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and the French Council of Economic Analysis, as well as industry reports by the CFA Institute. It has also been covered by multiple media outlets like The Economist, Reuters, and Seeking Alpha.


I am American and ethnically Thai, and grew up in Singapore; I went to the Singapore American School. I have two lovely children aged 1 and 3. I am the eldest of three children of Charlie and Chanika Charoenwong. Super proud brother of Buo and Bam.

Sometimes, I ramble on Medium, but more frequently make snide remarks on Twitter. I also try to be as involved as possible with Kiva and Compassion International. Avid Batik wearer. 

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Prompt: *I'm a little ashamed to share*

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Prompt: An oil painting on canvas of a man fighting flying demons in the style of Joan Miro

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Prompt: 3D render of a pink balloon dog in a violet room