Benjamin Helms

Ben Helms


International Relations


B.A. in Economics and Political Science, Wake Forest University, 2016
M.A. in Politics, University of Virginia, 2018


Benjamin Helms is a Ph.D. student with research interests focused on international political economy. In particular, he is interested in the linkages between cross-border economic flows and international labor migration. His current work focuses on the relationship between corruption in the developing world and emigration pressures, as well as how domestic labor market policies shape immigrant flows to advanced economies.