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Mitchell Hoffman

Mitchell Hoffman

Mitchell Hoffman

Full Professor of Strategic Management


PhD in Economics, University of California, Berkeley
BA in Economics, Yale University


Professor Mitchell Hoffman specializes in labor economics, behavioral economics, organizational economics, productivity, and strategy. Recent projects have included (1) study of workers’ overoptimistic beliefs about their productivity, (2) an analysis of employee referral networks, and (3) an investigation of discretion in hiring.

Hoffman has worked on research with companies in a number of different industries including high-tech, trucking, consumer goods, call-centers, and grocery stores 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. 

To see Hoffman's CV, please visit his personal website.

Academic Positions

  • 2020- continuous

    Associate Professor, Rotman School of Management

Honors and Awards

  • 2018-2021

    Insight Grant, Canada SSHRC

  • 2017-2018

    Institutional Grant, Canada SSHRC

  • 2017-2018

    Michael Lee-Chin Family Institute Grant,

  • 2017

    Rotman School of Management Teaching Award,

  • 2016-2017

    Connaught New Researcher Award,

  • 2013-2015

    Insight Development Grant, Canada SSHRC

Professional Affiliations/Memberships

  • National Bureau of Economic Research (Faculty Research Fellow)

  • American Economic Association