David is a third year doctoral student in the Department of Social and Decision Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University, where he is advised by George Loewenstein. David’s areas of interest include information avoidance, decisions under risk and uncertainty, intertemporal choice, pro-social behavior, and behavioral interventions (nudges). More broadly, he studies and conducts research in behavioral, experimental, and computational economics. David is particularly interested in how these fields can enrich one another and contribute to public policy.

David came to the United States from Switzerland in 2009 to pursue his undergraduate degree at Fordham University. He graduated from there summa cum laude with a major in Mathematics and Economics and a minor in Psychology. During his time in New York, he was a visiting student at Columbia and at New York University. He also spent a summer at the London School of Economics in the UK.