David Huffman received his B.A. from Oberlin College in 1996, graduating with High Honors in Economics. In August, 2003 he completed his Ph.D. in Economics at the University of California, Berkeley. Most of his research lies at the intersection of three fields, Behavioral Economics, Experimental Economics, and Labor Economics. Specific research interests include: the impact of loss aversion on labor supply; conflict and cooperation between social groups; measurement of individual preferences including risk, time, and social preference; the role of self-confidence in search processes; the political acceptability of workfare; the role of emotion in decision making.

David joined IZA as a Research Associate in September 2003, became a Senior Research Associate in September 2006. He has continued to be affiliated with IZA as a Research Fellow since he moved to Swarthmore College as an Assistant Professor in January 2008, and became a tenured Associate Professor in 2013.



IZA Discussion Paper No. 9504
forthcoming in: Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2018
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5189
revised version published as 'Competition Between Organizational Groups: Its Impact on Altruistic and Anti-Social Motivations' in: Management Science, 2012, 58 (5), 948-960
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5001
substantially revised version published in: Review of Economic Studies, 2014, 81(1), 30-56
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4170
published in: Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2009, 72 (3), 903-915
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3939
published in: American Economic Review, 2011, 101 (2), 470-492
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3435
revised version published in: Journal of Labor Economics, 2015, 33 (3), 571-590
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2735
revised version published in: American Economic Review, 2010, 100 (3), 1238–1260
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2655
published in: Review of Economics and Statistics, 2010, 92(3), 684–689