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Dr. George E. Hoffer

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Phone: (804) ***-****  HQ Phone
University of Richmond School of Law
28 Westhampton Way
Richmond, Virginia 23173
United States

 
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2011 November | RVNana
www.pplmotorhomes.com, 1 Nov 2011 [cached]
"For Boomers, a car wasn't just a car," says George Hoffer, a Virginia Commonwealth University economics professor and auto analyst.
"We have never gotten the full ...
www.healingstonebooks.com, 8 Feb 2011 [cached]
"We have never gotten the full benefits of any safety technology ever invented because people have adjusted their behaviors due to these technologies," says George E. Hoffer, professor of economics at Virginia Commonwealth University. He was speaking to me back in 2007 when I was writing a column for a syndicate that is now The North Star National.
Hoffer has spent four decades studying and writing about what's called "offsetting behavior" resulting from automobile safety features such as seat belts and air bags. His research has found that when drivers know their cars have safety devices, they tend to behave less responsibly behind the wheel.
"It's the most scary component of ...
www.latimes.com, 14 Feb 2010 [cached]
"It's the most scary component of all," said George Hoffer, an economist at Virginia Commonwealth University who moonlights as a consultant on recalls for automakers.
George Hoffer, a business ...
www.dallasnews.com, 15 May 2009 [cached]
George Hoffer, a business professor at Virginia Commonwealth University who follows the auto industry, said inventory numbers have already improved.
The latest figures show that GM has a 111-day supply of cars and trucks, down from 122 last month, and supplies of some trucks are dropping dramatically.
The Tahoe has a 72-day supply, down from 116 last month, and the Suburban has a 64-day supply, down from 131.
Hoffer says some of the automaker's supply problems stem from dealers who can't get financing to order vehicles.
"I'm really wondering if the root cause is dealers who have no financing," he said. "Production doesn't get scheduled until you have an order from a dealer."
GM has received $13.4 billion in government loans and faces a June 1 deadline to cut its debt and reduce costs. If it doesn't meet the deadline, its CEO has said it will enter Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
Hoffer and Cole also echoed industry rumors that some of GM's 13 plants may not reopen after the shutdown.
George Hoffer, who teaches ...
www.latimes.com, 12 Nov 2012 [cached]
George Hoffer, who teaches economics at the University of Richmond, explained the basics to me. "Yield management is, in essence, a more sophisticated term for the age-old practice in economics called 'price discrimination,' charging different prices to different people for essentially the same good or service without cost differences justifying the price differential," he told me in an email.
That means that if you're a business traveler who suddenly has to go to Miami from the West Coast, you're probably going to have to pay more than the leisure traveler who booked his ticket months ago. If you're the business traveler, you need to be there at a precise moment, and you'll pay for it. It's all about maximizing revenue, which evolving technology has made easier.
"Computer technology has made this system of pricing a science," Hoffer said.
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