2004
Alumni (National Fellow)

Derek Hoff

National Fellow
Washington D.C.
Degrees:
B.A. Carleton College (1994)
M.A. University of Oregon (1998)
Ph.D. University of Virginia (2004)
Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
Fields of Interest:
American Political Development
Economic Policy
Environmental Policy
History of Capitalism
Political Economy

Thesis Description:

Are We Too Many?: The Political Economy of Population in the Twentieth-Century United States
Hoff’s dissertation discussed a history of the population debate in the modern United States. In particular, it focused on the subset of that debate that focuses on the interrelationship between demography and the economy. Most histories of “population” in America center on cultural and ethnic questions such as the early-century eugenics movement and the nation’s recurrent anti-immigrationism. Hoff’s study returned the economic-demographic debate to the center of not only the course of population thought and policy, but also the larger American political economy.

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