David worked at TU

David Pothier

Financial Economics Information Economics


David received his Ph.D. in economics from the European University Institute (Fiesole, Italy) in 2013.  He was a Research Associate at DIW Berlin from 2013 to 2016 and is currently a DFG Research Fellow hosted by the Chair of Macroeconomics at Technical University Berlin.   His main research interests are in the fields of Financial Economics and Information Economics, and he is particularly intererested in topics related to Financial Intermediation and Banking.  His research focuses on how information and coordination fricitions jointly affect the functioning of financial markets and how different policies and regulations can be used to mitigate financial fragility.  He has also taught courses on Financial Economics and Microeconomic Theory, and published policy briefs discussing issues ranging from bank capital and liquidity regulation, to the effects of monetary policy on financial fragility.

Selected Publications and Recent Research:

Safe but Fragile: Information Acquisition and the Collapse of Shadow Banks (2017)
Joint with Philipp Koenig (DIW)

Too Much of a Good Thing: Short-Term Debt as a Sorting Device (2016)
Journal of Financial Intermediation.  Joint with Philipp Koenig (DIW)

Occupational Segregation and the (Mis)allocation of Talent (2016)
Scandinavian Journal of Economics (forthcoming)

Demand Composition and Income Distribution (2014)
IMF Working Paper.  Joint with Damien Puy (IMF)