Professor of Economics, University of Pittsburgh
David Huffman’s research is in the areas of Behavioral Economics and Labor Economics, broadly defined. Much of Huffman’s work focuses on the interaction of monetary incentives with human psychology, in the context of the workplace, health decisions, and personal finance. He also does basic research in behavioral economics, mainly on heterogeneity in individual preferences regarding risk, time, and social interactions. Huffman’s research uses a variety of methodologies, including field experiments, laboratory experiments, survey measures, and analysis of personal data. He completed his PhD at University of California-Berkeley in 2003.