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Michael E. Hoffman,

Michael E. Hoffman

Please note: Michael has left the "Economics" group at Duke University; some info here might not be up to date.

Contact Info:
Office Location:  325D Social Sciences
Email Address: send me a message
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Office Hours:

MWF 8:00-8:45am

Ph.D. EconomicsDuke University2005
M.A. EconomicsDuke University2002
B.S. Economics and StatisticsUniversity of Michigan1999

Research Interests:

Areas: Trade Policy, Political Economy, Development

The dissertation consists of three related papers on the political economy of trade policy. Much recent literature has successfully explained the persistence of trade barriers via the desires of politicians to garner support from vocal, but quite narrow, constituencies. The three papers of the dissertation examine in novel detail the process through which trade policy is determined, and how lobbyists and politicians interact across countries in different development stages and with different institutional structures.

Curriculum Vitae
Recent Publications

  1. Michael E. S. Hoffman, Tariffs, Tax Regimes, and Economic Development: A Political Economy Approach, Journal of International Business and Economics (2004)

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