Rochester Institute of Technology
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Thomas D. Hopkins



Thomas D. Hopkins is Professor of Economics at Rochester Institute of Technology.  He served as Dean of the College of Business 1998-2005 and as President, U.S. Business School in Prague, Czech Republic, an RIT MBA program where he taught 1992-98.  He was the Arthur J. Gosnell Professor of Economics in RIT's College of Liberal Arts, 1988 - 98.  Hopkins held senior management positions in two White House agencies during the Ford, Carter and Reagan Administrations; in 1979 President Carter appointed him a charter member of the federal government’s Senior Executive Service.  In the early 1980s, he served as Deputy Administrator, Office of Information & Regulatory Affairs, in the Office of Management & Budget.  His research on business burdens of government regulation has been sponsored by the Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development (OECD) in Paris and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) in Washington.  He has testified on regulatory policy issues before committees of the U.S. Senate and House, and Canada’s House of CommonsHe co-authored a 2001 SBA report, “The Impact of Regulatory Costs on Small Firms,” as well as National Research Council reports on marine transportation, the Exxon Valdez oil spill, and trucking/rail/barge transportation.  He previously was on the faculty of American University, University of Maryland, and Bowdoin College. 


B.A., Oberlin College (1964); Ph.D., Economics, Yale University (1971).