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Monthly Luncheon: What Lies Ahead for the US Economy? Understanding both Near Term Trends and Fiscal Challenges that Prevail Over the Next Decade presented by Dennis Hoffman, Ph.D., Director at W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University

  • 10 Jan 2019
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Phoenix Country Club (at 7th Street and Thomas)


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What Lies Ahead for the US Economy? Understanding both Near Term Trends and Fiscal Challenges that Prevail Over the Next Decade

Don't miss our annual Economic Update, presented this year by Dr. Dennis Hoffman!  Dr. Hoffman will include in his presentation a focus on some of the national fiscal challenges we face primarily as a result of demographic pressures from the aging population and the lack of planning that has occurred to date. 

Event Details


Thursday, January 10, 2019

11:30am to 1:00pm



Phoenix Country Club

2901 N. 7th Street

Phoenix, AZ 85014


(Don't forget that if you are a member, you can invite colleagues from outside your organization to our event for free with your paid registration.  Just email us with your guest name, company and email address to Matt Bradford at

About Dennis Hoffman, Ph.D.

Professor Dennis Hoffman is director of Arizona State University’s Office of the University Economist, where he is responsible for projects that examine how ASU contributes to regional prosperity. His extensive experience with the state and local economies position him for this assignment, which includes defining and measuring the role of research universities in regional development, quantifying the value of education investments to the economic prosperity of a region, and measuring the impact of various fiscal initiatives on regional development. Hoffman is also a professor of economics, a Dean’s Council Distinguished Scholar, director of the L. William Seidman Research Institute, and faculty director of the Center for Competitiveness and Prosperity Research at the W. P. Carey School of Business.

Hoffman joined the faculty of ASU in 1979, was promoted to associate professor in 1983, and was promoted to professor in 1988. In addition to his academic appointment in the W. P. Carey School, Hoffman served as associate dean for graduate programs from 1998 to 2004 and associate dean for research from 2004 to 2008. He has received both teaching and research awards from ASU. He received the Distinguished Faculty Research Award in 1992 and has held the title of Dean’s Council of 100 Distinguished Scholar since 1996.

Hoffman served as a trustee of the Arizona State Retirement Board from 2010-2016.  He developed and maintains the ASU General Fund revenue forecasting model that has been used as the primary guide for budget development by the Governor’s Budget Office for each year since 1983 – serving eight different Arizona governors over the period.

He served as a visiting research scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis during the summer of 1996.  His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation and the Prochnow Foundation, and he received a Fulbright grant in 1993 to support a research assignment in Sweden at the University of Lund.

In 1997 Hoffman was named Arizona Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for his commitment to undergraduate education. He has published numerous academic articles and a book in the area of macroeconomics and econometrics. He is widely quoted in both print and broadcast media outlets for his expertise on economic and fiscal matters in Arizona and oversees research projects contracted between ASU and many Arizona businesses and governments in his role at the Seidman Institute.


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