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 $1.5 million student-led Blue Hen Investment Club, 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.

Undergraduate scholarships, made possible through the generosity of alumni and friends, enable us to support promising scholars. Here, Delaware Gov. Jack Markell and his mother, Leni Markell, join recipients of the William Markell Scholarship (center), which benefits students in Accounting and MIS.

The Institute for Financial Services Analytics is a collaboration between the Lerner College, UD's College of Engineering and JPMorgan Chase, and hosts events for academics and the business community designed to address consumer analytics and industry applications.

All Lerner College departments offer discovery learning experiences and emphasize data-based analytics to enrich the student experience. Here, students at Vita Nova, our award-winning restaurant run through HRIM, joined professional chefs and winemakers in hosting a 2014 Mid-Atlantic Wine and Food Festival event.

Lerner College faculty - like Meryl Gardner, whose research on foods and moods was recently published in the Journal of Consumer Psychology - are thought leaders who command attention from influential business audiences, economists and policy makers.

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