David Dillenberger

Professor of Economics
Research Interests: 

Professor Dillenberger received his PhD from Princeton University and has taught at Penn since 2008. His current research focuses on microeconomic theory, and, in particular, on decision theory. He is mostly interested in models of non-expected utility,  the economics of risk and time, and social preferences.

Selected Publications: 
  • Stable Behavior and Generalized Partition (with Philipp Sadowski) Economic Theory,  Volume 68, number 2 (2019), Pages 285-302
  • Deliberately Stochastic (with Simone Cerreia-Vioglio, Pietro Ortoleva, and Gil Riella) American Economic Review, Volume 109, Issue 7 (2019), Pages 2425–2445
  • On the Consensus Effect (with Collin Raymond) Journal of Economic Theory, Volume 183 (2019), Pages 348-416
  • Time Lotteries and Stochastic Impatience (with Patrick DeJarnette, Daniel Gottlieb, and Pietro Ortoleva) Econometrica, Vol. 88, No. 2 (March, 2020), 619–656
  • An Explicit Representation of Disappointment Aversion and Other Betweenness Preferences (with Simone Cerreia-Vioglio and Pietro Ortoleva)  Theoretical Economics, 15 (2020), 1509–1546
  • Allocation Mechanisms Without Reduction (with Uzi Segal) American Economic Review: Insights, , Vol. 3, No. 4 (December, 2021), 455-70.
  • Subjective Information Choice Processes (with R. Vijay Krishna and Philipp Sadowski) Theoretical Economics, 18 (2023), 529–559
Courses Taught: 

PPE 3001/ECON 0120: Strategic Reasoning

PPE 4700: Fairness & Altruism