Professor Mitchell Hoffman specializes in labor economics, behavioral economics, organizational economics, productivity, and strategy. Recent projects have included (1) how contracts used in providing firm-sponsored general training interact with workers' overoptimistic beliefs about their productivity and (2) an analysis of employee job referral networks.
Hoffman has worked on research with companies in a number of different industries including trucking, high-tech, consumer goods, and call-centers on projects using large firm datasets and/or randomized experiments. He actively seeks out new partnerships and collaborations with organizations.
Hoffman's research has been widely featured in the popular press, including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and Marginal Revolution, and has been supported by the National Science Foundation and the Kauffman Foundation.