David Huffman received his Ph.D. in Economics at the University of California, Berkeley, in 2003. Most of his research lies at the intersection of two fields, Behavioral Economics and Labor Economics. Specific research interests include: The impact of loss aversion on labor supply; complexity in workplace incentive schemes; intrinsic motivation and financial incentives; motivated beliefs and overconfidence; conflict and cooperation between social groups; measurement of individual preferences including risk, time, and social preference around the globe; the role of emotions in decision making.
David joined IZA as a Research Associate in September 2003, and became a Senior Research Associate in September 2006. He has continued to be affiliated with IZA as a Research Fellow. David has been an Assistant and Associate Professor at Swarthmore College, an Associate Professor at University of Oxford, and is now a Full Professor at University of Pittsburgh.