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 Commons. He 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
He previously was on the faculty of American
of Maryland, and Bowdoin College.
(1964); Ph.D., Economics, Yale