1985 Distinguished Alumnus
DENNIS HOFFMAN, '74
Professor of economics at Arizona State University, Dennis Hoffman, '74, has published numerous academic articles on the subjects of macroeconomics and econometrics. His book, entitled Aggregate Money Demand Functions: Empirical Applications in Cointegrated Systems was published in 1996.
During his career, Hoffman has held several academic and administrative appointments. After his graduation from Grand Valley State University with a B.A. in math and economics, Hoffman earned his master’s and doctoral degree from Michigan State University. There, he began his career in academia as a teaching and research assistant. A year later, Hoffman continued his career at Arizona State University as assistant professor of economics. Soon, he would advance to associate and then full professor at the university. Since then, Hoffman has held such administrative positions as the associate Dean for graduate programs and the associate Dean for research.
In addition, Hoffman also currently serves Arizona State University as their university economist and as the director of the L. Wm. Seidman Research Institute and faculty director for the Center for Competitiveness and Prosperity Research.
His experience has taken him to universities in Sweden and Ireland where he has led lectures in economics as Fulbright senior lecturer.
One of Hoffman’s sponsored projects resulted in the tax revenue forecasting model that has been used by the Executive Budget Office of the State of Arizona every year since 1982.
He and his wife currently live in Tempe, Arizona.
Updated January 2012.