Adam Hoffer

The Tax Foundation


Adam Hoffer serves as the Director of Excise Tax Policy at the Tax Foundation. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from West Virginia University and earned his undergraduate degree at Washington & Jefferson College.

Before joining the Tax Foundation, Dr. Hoffer held the Menard Family Associate Professorship in Economics at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. He also served as the inaugural Director of the Menard Family Midwest Center for Economic Engagement and Research. Additionally, he was a Bradley Freedom Fellow at the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty and a senior editor at the Center for Growth and Opportunity at Utah State University.

With an impressive academic background, Dr. Hoffer has authored 30 peer-reviewed journal articles and has taken a lead role as an author and editor of two books: “For Your Own Good: Taxes, Paternalism, and Fiscal Discrimination in the Twenty-First Century” and “Regulation and Economic Opportunity: Blueprints for Reform.”

He resides in La Crosse, Wisconsin, with his wife and two children.


Publications by Adam Hoffer