Productivity and Prosperity

The Productivity and Prosperity Project: An analysis of Economic Competitiveness

Dennis Hoffman, Ph.D.
Professor of Economics, University Economist, and Director, L. William Seidman Research Institute

As the transition from the industrial age to the information age/knowledge economy continues, economic competitiveness has taken on added importance and new meanings. The concepts of competitiveness, productivity, and prosperity can be applied to individuals, companies, regions (such as metropolitan areas or states), and countries, though the meaning/interpretation of each may vary somewhat by the unit of analysis.

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Dennis Hoffman, Ph.D.
Dennis Hoffman, Ph.D.
Professor of Economics, University Economist, and Director, L. William Seidman Research Institute

Dennis received a B.A. in economics and mathematics from Grand Valley State University, a M.S. in economics from Michigan State University, and a Ph.D. in economics from Michigan State University in 1978. He has served on the faculty of the Department of Economics at ASU since 1979, as director of ASU’s L. William Seidman Research Institute since 2004, and as the director of the Office of the University Economist since 2005.

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