Manuel Hoffmann


I am a postdoctoral scholar at the Laboratory for Innovation Science at Harvard which is housed within the Digital, Data, and Design institute at Harvard Business School. I am also affiliated with the Stanford Center for Population Health Sciences.

In my research, I focus on a technological, social, and medical innovation in an open and closed environment that may alter our understanding of individual, firm, and societal welfare to inform policies for the betterment of society. Research providing an understanding of the analog and digital world, company campaigns, media, 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.

Selected Work-In-Progress

The Value of Open Source (w/ Frank Nagle and Yanuo Zhou)

When does the Past Matter? Experimental Evidence on Sunk Cost (w/ Daniel Stephenson)

The Labor Implications of Generative AI (w/ Frank Nagle, Sida Peng, and Kevin Xu)

​​Television and the Female Labor Supply (w/ Adrian Chadi and Sven Hartmann)


Television, Health, and Happiness (w/ Adrian Chadi) - Under Review

Vaccines at Work (w/ Adrian Chadi and Roberto Mosquera) - Under Review

Fairness Preferences Revisited (w/ Yinjunjie Zhang, Raisa Sara, and Catherine Eckel) - Under Review

Overcoming Peer Pressure to Make Better Health Choices (w/ Bernd Leisen and Vanessa Mertins) - Under Review


World Bank, Business-Insider, Yahoo