David Schoenherr

Assistant Professor of Economics

David Schoenherr is an assistant professor of economics in Princeton's Department of Economics. Schoenherr’s research interests include financial contracting, political economy, and the interaction between law and finance. He is particularly interested in how the design of bankruptcy law affects security prices and investors’ ex-ante incentives, for example with respect to credit allocation decisions, or firms’ financing and investment decisions. His work also examines how limited access to credit affects labor market opportunities for low-income households, the role of social and political connections on economic outcomes in different contexts, and how informal labor markets affect the incentives of workers in response to changes in unemployment insurance benefits. He joined the Princeton faculty in 2016 after completing his Ph.D. in finance at the London Business School.

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