Benjamin Ditchfield was as a Chancellor’s Scholar at the University of Melbourne, where he graduated with a first-class degree in economics. He has a particular interest in political economics. His honors thesis focused on how elections impact public policy decisions. While an undergraduate, he also spent time abroad at the University of Cambridge, researching historic determinants of political power. Most recently, he was a consultant at McKinsey & Company, where his focus was on strategy and regulatory reform in the public sector. He has worked with clients on a range of topics including social services, market regulation, and economic management. Before that, he held a number of international development roles.