MOSHE HOFFMAN is a Research Scientist at Harvard's Program for Evolutionary Dynamics and lecturer at MIT's department of economics. He applies game theory to address psychological and philosophical questions, such as why we speak indirectly and why we consider lies of commission worse than lies of omission, with the help of models of evolution and learning and experiments (see research statement for a justification of this approach).
Hoffman obtained his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business and his B.S. in Economics from the University of Chicago.
He, along with Erez Yoeli, designed and currently teach a course on Game Theory and Social Behavior at MIT, and previously at Harvard. He previously has taught Quantitative Methods in Business, Principles of Microeconomics, and Game Theory, at UCSD.