David Laibson


 David Laibson

David Laibson is a member of the Harvard Behavioural Insights Group.

Laibson is the Robert I. Goldman Professor of Economics at Harvard University. He is also a member of the National Bureau of Economic Research, where he is research associate in the Asset Pricing, Economic Fluctuations, and Aging Working Groups.  

Laibsonʼs research focuses on the topic of behavioural economics, and he leads Harvard Universityʼs Foundations of Human Behavior Initiative. Laibson serves on several editorial boards, as well as the boards of the Health and Retirement Study (National Institutes of Health) and the Pension Research Council (Wharton). 

He serves on Harvardʼs Pension Investment Committee. and the Academic Research Council of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Laibson is a recipient of a Marshall Scholarship. He is a fellow of the Econometric Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is a recipient of the TIAA-CREF Paul A. Samuelson Award for Outstanding Scholarly Writing on Lifelong Financial Security.

Laibson holds degrees from Harvard University (AB in Economics, Summa), the London School of Economics (MSc in Econometrics and Mathematical Economics), and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (PhD in Economics). He received his PhD in 1994 and has taught at Harvard since then. In recognition of his teaching, he has been awarded Harvardʼs ΦΒΚ Prize and a Harvard College professorship.