Timothy DeStefano

Economist, Harvard Business School, Laboratory for Innovation Science Harvard

Tim DeStefano is an Economist at the Harvard Business School in the Laboratory for Innovation Science at Harvard (LISH). He is an applied economist with expertise in the areas of digital technology, artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, firm productivity and trade. Tim’s collective body of work and ongoing research highlight the importance of how emerging technologies like cloud computing and AI are used in technology bundles and how this affects firm performance differently than incumbent technologies. His current work at the lab focuses on constructing empirical frameworks and field experiments to estimate the causal effects of AI on firm performance.  Before joining LISH, Tim worked as an economist for 5 years at the OECD and for 1 year at the G20.

Tim holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Nottingham (UK).

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