David Huffman on overconfidence among managers and other puzzles in behavioral economics. This video was made during his research visit at briq in the summer of 2017.
Three questions with David Huffman
I am a Full Professor of Economics at University of Pittsburgh, and formerly an Associate Professor of economics at University of Oxford. My research is in the areas of Behavioral Economics, and Labor Economics broadly defined. Much of my work focuses on the interaction of monetary incentives with human psychology, in the context of the workplace, health decisions, and personal finance. I also do basic research in behavioral economics, mainly on heterogeneity in individual preferences regarding risk, time, and social interactions. My research uses a variety of methodologies, including field experiments, laboratory experiments, survey measures, and analysis of personnel data.Personal Website
Paper mentioned in the videoSelf-Confidence and Personal Motivation The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Volume 117, Issue 3, 1 August 2002, Pages 871–915
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