Assistant Professor of Economics
Joined Connecticut College: 2012
B.A., College of the Holy Cross; George Mason University, Ph.D.
Economics and philosophy
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.
His research uses behavioral experiments to examine individuals' preferences for redistribution in small group settings. His work so far includes a publication in the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization and various working papers.
At Connecticut College, David teaches courses in behavioral finance, experimental economics and economics and morality. 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.
Prior to studying at George Mason, David earned at bachelor of arts degree at the College of the Holy Cross, in Worcester, Mass.