Dr. David B. Huffman
The GPS is a new data set produced in some recent research by myself and collaborators, see the paper "Global Evidence on Economic Preferences." Now that the paper is published the data are publicly available. The GPS provides measures of fundamental economic preferences -- time discounting, risk preference, altruism, positive reciprocity, negative reciprocity, and trust -- from around the world. The data include representative samples from 76 countries, with roughly 80,000 total respondents. The documentation, provided online, includes surveys in the relevant local languages.
My research lies at the intersections of behavioral economics, labor economics, and personnel economics. One strand of my research is basic research on the determinants of human decision making, especially preferences regarding risk, time, and social interactions, as well as trust and motivated beliefs. The other strand of my research is more applied, bringing insights from behavioral economics to central questions in labor and personnel economics, such as how workers respond to incentives, and what determines the functioning of relational contracts in different institutional environments. I use a variety of methodologies, including field experiments within firms and organizations, laboratory experiments, surveys, and analysis of personnel data.
(updated February, 2023)
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