About Me

I am a Mellon Fellow at the University of Pittsburgh for the 2023-2024 academic year. I am affiliated with the Behavioral Economics Design Initiative (BEDI) at the University of Pittsburgh and the Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics (CHIBE) at the University of Pennsylvania. I am a past recipient of the University of Pittsburgh's K. Leroy Irvis Fellowship. I am a U.S. and Austrian dual-citizen and member of  the American and European Economic Associations.

Before enrolling in the Ph.D. program, I worked as a research assistant at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in Washington, D.C. I graduated from Swarthmore College with honors in economics and psychology in 2017.

In my free time, I sing as a member of the Mendelssohn Choir (the choir of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra), run competitively, and study chess. I previously volunteered as a tax preparer and high school math tutor and recently completed the Philadelphia half- and Pittsburgh full- marathons. I was a choir member on a recording of Kastalsky's Requiem which was nominated for Best Choral Performance at the 2021 Grammy awards.

Feel free to contact me at daniel.bankoferran@gmail.com.

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