Saul Hoffman

Professor of Economics

Department: Economics
Campus Address: 413 Purnell Hall
Newark, DE 19716
Phone: 302-831-1907


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Research Interests:

  • Labor Economics
  • Economic Demography/Economics of the Family
  • Welfare and Poverty


  • Ph.D., University of Michigan, Economics, 1977
  • M.A., University of Michigan, Economics, 1975
  • M.U.P., University of Michigan, 1973
  • B.A., University of Pennsylvania, 1971
  • Curriculum Vitae


Awards & Honors

  • Member, National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy Effective Programs and Research Committee, 2001-2006, Research Advisory Panel, 2007-.
  • NIH Reviewer, Demographic Behavior Branch, 2005-2008.
  • Core Associate Faculty, Program in Women's Studies, University of Delaware
  • Research Associate, Population Studies Center, University of Pennsylvania
  • Honor Society Membership, Phi Kappa Phi
  • Grants:  NICHD, HHS, Smith-Richardson Foundation, W. T. Grant Foundation, C. S. Mott Foundation, W. E. Upjohn Foundation 
  • Visiting Professor, Faculté de Sciences Economiques et de Gestion, Université Lumière (Lyon 2), Lyon, France, 1998


  • Women and the Economy
  • Labor Economics
  • Microeconomics

The Lerner College is home to a state-of-the-art financial trading facility, the $1.4 million student-led Blue Hen Investment Fund, a student-managed restaurant and hotel, a high-technology development center of a global bank and a start-up experience for students with new business ideas.

Lerner College faculty - like Anu Sivaraman, who is among Social Media Marketing Magazine’s “Top 100 Marketing Professors on Twitter” and’s “Top 50 Marketing Professors on Twitter” - are thought leaders who command attention from influential business audiences, economists and policy makers.

All Lerner College departments offer experience-driven learning and emphasize evidence-based analytics methods to enrich the student experience. Here, finance students visit New York City’s financial districts for a first-hand look at markets trading and to meet with UD alumni.

Charles W. Horn, AS75, and wife Patricia, recently made a $3 million commitment to enhance and expand entrepreneurial studies.

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