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David Huffman

Assistant Professor

Economics

Contact

  1. Email:dhuffma1@swarthmore.edu
  2. Phone: (610) 957-6139
  3. Kohlberg 214
David Huffman

Curriculum Vitae [PDF]

Recent Award: Excellence in Refereeing Award, 2012, from the American Economic Review

Publications

"Group Membership, Competition, and Altruistic versus Antisocial Punishment: Evidence from Randomly Assigned Army Groups" [pdf] , Management Science, 2012, 58(5), 948-960 (with Lorenz Goette, Stephan Meier, and Matthias Sutter).

"The Impact of Social Ties on Group Interactions: Evidence from Minimal Groups and Randomly Assigned Real Groups [pdf]," American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, 2012, 4(1), 101-115 (with Lorenz Goette and Stephan Meier)

"The Intergenerational Transmission of Risk and Trust Attitudes [pdf]," Review of Economic Studies, 2012, 79(2), 645-677 (with Thomas Dohmen, Armin Falk, Uwe Sunde).

"Reference Points and Effort Provision [pdf]," The American Economic Review, 2011, 101(2), 470-492 (with Johannes Abeler, Armin Falk, and Lorenz Goette).

"Individual Risk Attitudes: Measurement, Determinants and Behavioral Consequences [pdf]," The Journal of the European Economic Association, 2011, 9(3), 522-550 (with Thomas Dohmen, Armin Falk, Uwe Sunde, Jürgen Schupp, Gert Wagner).

"Are Risk Aversion and Impatience Related to Cognitive Ability?" [pdf] The American Economic Review, 2010, 100(3), 1238-1260 (with Thomas Dohmen, Armin Falk, and Uwe Sunde).

"Direct Evidence on Risk Attitudes and Migration [pdf]," The Review of Economics and Statistics, 2009, 92(3), 684-689 (with Holger Bonin, Thomas Dohmen, Armin Falk, David Jaeger, and Uwe Sunde).

"Biased Probability Judgment: Evidence on Incidence and Relation to Economic Outcomes, from a Representative Sample [pdf]," Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2009, 72(3), 903-915 (with Thomas Dohmen, Armin Falk, Uwe Sunde, and Felix Marklein).

"Homo Reciprocans: Survey Evidence on Prevalence, Behavior and Success [pdf]," The Economic Journal, 2009, 119(536), 592-612 (with Thomas Dohmen, Armin Falk, and Uwe Sunde).

"Representative Trust and Reciprocity: Prevalence and Determinants [pdf]," Economic Inquiry, 2008, 46(1), 84-90 (with Thomas Dohmen, Armin Falk, and Uwe Sunde).

"Cross-Sectional Earnings Risk and Occupational Sorting: The Role of Risk Attitudes [pdf]," Labour Economics, 2007, 14(6), 926-937 (with Holger Bonin, Thomas Dohmen, Armin Falk, and Uwe Sunde).

"The Impact of Group Membership on Cooperation and Norm Enforcement: Evidence Using Random Assignment to Real Social Groups [pdf]," American Economic Review, 2006 (Papers and Proceedings) 96(2), 212-216 (with Lorenz Goette and Stephan Meier).

"Studying Labor Market Institutions in the Lab [pdf]," Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, 2007, 163(1), 30-45 (with Armin Falk).

"Do Emotions Improve Labor Market Outcomes?" [pdf] in Emotion and Decision-Making, eds. Roy Baumeister and George Loewenstein, 2007, Russell Sage: New York (with Lorenz Goette)

"Affect as a Source of Motivation in the Workplace [pdf]," in Emotion and Decision-Making, eds. Roy Baumeister and George Loewenstein, 2007, Russell Sage: New York (with Lorenz Goette).

"Loss Aversion and Labor Supply [pdf]," Journal of the European Economic Association, 2004, 2 (2-3), 216-228 (with Lorenz Goette and Ernst Fehr).

"Affect and the Motivational Foundations of Social Capital," forthcoming in Review of General Psychology, 2007, 11(1), 142-154 (with Lorenz Goette).

"The Role of the University in Attracting High-Tech Entrepreneurship: A Silicon Valley Tale," The Annals of Regional Science, 2002, 36(3), 403-419 (with John Quigley).

Working Papers

"Interpreting Time Horizon Effects in Inter-Temporal Choice" [pdf], IZA Discussion Paper, No. 6385 (with Thomas Dohmen, Armin Falk, and Uwe Sunde).

"When a Nudge isn't Enough: Defaults and Savings among Low-Income Tax Filers" [pdf] NBER Working Paper, No. 16887 (with Erin Bronchetti, Tom Dee, and Ellen Magenheim). Revise and resubmit, National Tax Journal.

"Implicit Contracts, Unemployment, and Market Segmentation" [pdf] , IZA Discussion Paper, No. 5001 (with Steffen Altmann and Armin Falk). Substantially revised version available here [pdf]. Revise and resubmit, Review of Economic Studies.

"Institutions and Contract Enforcement [pdf]," NBER Working Paper, w13961 (with Armin Falk and Bentley MacLeod). Revise and resubmit, Journal of Labor Economics.

"The Non-Use of Bayes Rule: Representative Evidence on Bounded Rationality" [pdf] (with Thomas Dohmen, Armin Falk, Felix Marklein, and Uwe Sunde).

"Do I Have What it Takes? Uncertainty About the Self and Equilibrium Search Outcomes [pdf]," IZA Discussion Paper, No. 2531 (with Armin Falk and Uwe Sunde). Revise and resubmit, Journal of Macroeconomic Dynamics.

"Self-Confidence and Search [pdf]," IZA Discussion Paper, No. 2525 (with Armin Falk and Uwe Sunde).

"Incentives and the Allocation of Effort Over Time: The Joint Role of Affective and Cognitive Decision Making [pdf]." IZA Discussion Paper, No. 2400 (with Lorenz Goette).

"Seemingly Irrelevant Events Affect Economic Perceptions and Expectations: The FIFA World Cup 2006 as a Natural Experiment [pdf]," IZA Discussion Paper, No. 2275 (with Thomas Dohmen, Armin Falk, and Uwe Sunde).

"A Monthly Struggle for Self-Control? Hyperbolic Discounting, Mental Accounting, and the Fall in Expenditure Between Paydays [pdf]," IZA Discussion Paper, No. 1430 (with Matias Barenstein).