Manuel Hoffmann, Ph.D.
Harvard Business School
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I am a postdoctoral researcher at the at the Laboratory for Innovation Science at Harvard within the Digital, Data, & Design Institute and Harvard Business School. I am also affiliated with the School of Medicine at Stanford University. I graduated with a PhD in Economics from Texas A&M University.
Innovation, Technology, Health, Labor, and Behavioral Economics using quasi-experimental,
experimental, and structural methods
In my research, I focus on technological, social, and medical innovation that may alter our understanding of individual, firm, and societal welfare to inform policies for the betterment of society. Research providing an understanding of company campaigns, insurance, media, the digital world, and artificial intelligence are of particular interest to me, as are social interactions directly through peers or indirectly through social norms as well as the value of priceless goods. The field of innovation economics at the intersection of health, labor, and financial economics is particularly fascinating as behavioral biases, perceptions, and inexperience have significant impacts on decision making and require the adoption of non-standard economic models using behavioral economics. Open innovation, as well as closed innovation in company settings are particularly appealing areas to me to better understand the creative human process.