David Chavanne teaches courses in behavioral finance, experimental economics, law and economics, and microeconomic theory. He is interested in how economics can be integrated with other social sciences, philosophy and law – and how economic ideas can be communicated to people unfamiliar with, and resistant to, the economic way of thinking. His research focuses on the ways in which people's policy preferences are affected by perceptions of how luck and personal responsibility shape life situations.
David Chavanne joined the economics department at Connecticut College as an assistant professor in 2012. He completed his Ph.D. at George Mason University and previously taught at Middlebury College. Prior to studying at George Mason, David earned at bachelor of arts degree at the College of the Holy Cross, in Worcester, Mass.
- David Chavanne, Kevin McCabe and Maria Pia Paganelli, “Shared Experience and Third-Party Redistribution.” Eastern Economic Journal, forthcoming.
- David Chavanne (2018), “Generalized Trust, Need for Cognitive Closure, and the Perceived Acceptability of Personal Data Collection.” Games, 9(2), 18.
- Kimberly Goodyear, Carolina Haass-Koffler and David Chavanne (2018), “Opioid Use and Stigma: The Role of Gender, Language and Precipitating Events.” Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 185, 339-346.
- David Chavanne (2018), “Headwinds, Tailwinds and Preferences for Income Redistribution.” Social Science Quarterly, 99(3), 851-871.
- David Chavanne (2017), “Shaking Off Burdens – Debt Relief and Moral Intuitions.” Kyklos, 70(3), 381-401.
- David Chavanne and Mark Ferreira (2017), “When Knowledge Is Not Power: Asymmetric Information, Probabilistic Deceit Detection and Threats in Ultimatum Bargaining.” Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, 69, 4-17.
- David Chavanne (2016), “Redistributive Preferences and the Dimensionality of Self-Determination and Luck.” Review of Behavioral Economics, 3(3-4), 359-387.
- David Chavanne, Kevin McCabe and Maria Pia Paganelli (2015), “Are Self-Made Men Made Equally? An Experimental Test of Impartial Redistribution and Perceptions of Self-determination.” Nordic Journal of Political Economy, 40, 1-34.
- David Chavanne, Kevin McCabe and Maria Pia Paganelli (2011), “Whose Money is it Anyway? Ingroups and Distributive Behavior.” Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 77(1), 31-39.
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