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David Huffman

  • Professor | Behavioral Economics, Labor Economics, Experimental Economics

My research lies at the intersections of behavioral economics, labor economics, and personnel economics. One strand of my research is basic research on the determinants of human decision making, especially preferences regarding risk, time, and social interactions, as well as trust and motivated beliefs. The other strand of my research is more applied, bringing insights from behavioral economics to central questions in labor and personnel economics, such as how workers respond to incentives, and what determines the functioning of relational contracts in different institutional environments. I use a variety of methodologies, including field experiments within firms and organizations, laboratory experiments, surveys, and analysis of personnel data.