Michael E. S. Hoffman

Michael Hoffman is an economist in the Center for Economics at the US Government Accountability Office (aka GAO

Mike  has lived in the District of Columbia for almost 4 years with his wife Pegg, where they pay federal taxes but lack voting representation in Congress.  Before that they lived in North Carolina -- though they are both from the Midwest, Mike from Michigan and Pegg from Ohio.

For fun, he watches the Michigan Wolverines play football, and the Duke Blue Devils play basketball.

For work (web CV), he is a Senior Economist in the Center for Economics at the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) and an Adjunct Professor of Finance and Real Estate at American University's Kogod School of Business. At the GAO he has worked on a variety of issues for Congress related to international finance and trade, including TARP, Basel II, private equity, Ex-IM Bank, and Trade Adjustment Assistance. At AU he is co-teaching a timely course on The Financial Crisis.  He received his Ph.D. from Duke University and B.S. from the University of Michigan.  At Duke he taught courses on American International Economic Policy and Macroeconomics. An international and macroeconomist by training, his research interests include the political economy of trade policy, the role of institutions in economic development, and linkages between financial regulation and the macroeconomy. Most recently, he has contributed to GAO's ongoing report on the effectiveness of the bank bailout (aka TARP). He has also published and spoken on trade policy.  For more, see an abridged web CV here.

He enjoys being a profit-maximizing agent in the "marketplace for ideas" in Washington.

You can contact Mike via email:

Or see Mike here on LinkedIn.  Mike is not entirely sure why he wrote this website in third person.

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