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Agricultural Economics Expert Dr. Jeffrey Dorfman Appointed Georgia State Fiscal Economist

OnPoint congratulates agricultural economics expert witness, Dr. Jeffrey Dorfman, on his appointment as State Fiscal Economist by Georgia Governor Brian Kemp. In this role, Dr. Dorfman will develop forecasts based on Georgia’s tax revenue, work with bond rating agencies to analyze revenue and economic trends, and oversee fiscal impact estimates on tax-related bills.

“Given Jeffrey Dorfman’s extensive background and expertise in economics, I am confident that he is the right choice to serve as the State Fiscal Economist. Over the years, Jeffrey has earned a stellar reputation in his field, mentored countless students to ensure their academic success, and provided critical insight to leaders in the private and public sectors,” stated Governor Kemp.

“I am excited to serve in this new role, and I look forward to providing the State of Georgia and Governor Kemp’s administration the most accurate and timely economic input that I can,” stated Dr. Dorfman.

Dr. Jeffrey Dorfman is an economics professor at The University of Georgia, where he has been on the faculty since 1989. In addition to serving as an agricultural economics expert witness, and working on food production and agricultural resources, Dr. Dorman specializes in valuing real property assets, advising on development projects, crop and flood damage, and various topics in pharmacoeconomics. Dr. Dorfman teaches classes in microeconomic theory, the economics of the food industry, and macroeconomic theory and policy. He performs research on food insecurity, productivity measurement, economic forecasting, a variety of agribusiness topics, development economics, and the economics of growth and sprawl. He has authored three books, most recently Economics and Management of the Food Industry, one hundred academic journal articles, and a variety of other articles published in trade publications, the popular press, and on the web.

Dr. Dorfman will be taking a break from expert witness work during his tenure as Georgia’s State Fiscal Economist. We look forward to his return. To learn more about Dr. Dorfman, click here.

To read the press release announcing Dr. Dorfman’s appointment, click here.