Jess Benhabib (born 9 June 1948) is a professor at New York University, and known for his contributions to growth theory and sunspot equilibria.
Benhabib earned his Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1976. He started his teaching career as an assistant professor at University of Southern California. In 1980, he became an associate professor at New York University and remained there ever since. Between 1984 and 1987 he served as Chairman of the Economics Department at NYU.
Benhabib has also been a co-editor of the renowned Journal of Economic Theory.———; Spiegel, Mark M. (1994). "The Role of Human Capital in Economic Development: Evidence from Aggregate Cross-Country Data". Journal of Monetary Economics. 34 (2): 143–173. doi:10.1016/0304-3932(94)90047-7.
———; Farmer, Roger E. A. (1994). "Indeterminacy and Increasing Returns". Journal of Economic Theory. 63 (1): 19–41. doi:10.1006/jeth.1994.1031.
———; Rogerson, Richard; Wright, Randall (1991). "Homework in Macroeconomics: Household Production and Aggregate Fluctuations". Journal of Political Economy. 99 (6): 1166–1187. JSTOR 2937726. doi:10.1086/261796.
Baumol, William J.; ——— (1989). "Chaos: Significance, Mechanism, and Economic Applications". Journal of Economic Perspectives. 3 (1): 77–105. JSTOR 1942966. doi:10.1257/jep.3.1.77.