David Chavanne

David Chavanne

Associate Professor of Economics
Co-Chair of the Department of Economics
Entrepreneurship Pathway Co-Coordinator

Joined Connecticut College: 2012

B.A., College of the Holy Cross
Ph.D., George Mason University


Experimental economics

Behavioral economics

Economics and philosophy

Income redistribution

Law and economics

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.

Learn more about David Chavanne at his website.

See his list of papers here.


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Mailing Address

David Chavanne
Connecticut College
Box # ECONOMICS/Winthrop Hall
270 Mohegan Ave.
New London, CT 06320


109 Winthrop Hall