Tim Hopper is a managing director and Chief Economist for TIAA-CREF. He is responsible for the firm’s economic views as well as advising the organization on various asset allocation strategies. He also forecasts economic and financial trends, provides commentary both internally and to clientele and is a prolific public speaker.
Prior to joining TIAA-CREF, Mr. Hopper held leadership positions in both finance and industry, focusing primarily on economic forecasting, portfolio construction and risk analysis. His experience also includes 11 years with the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas as well as teaching at the university level. His academic interests encompass international finance, interest rate policy and behavioral finance. He has nearly 20 years of experience modeling, writing and speaking about the economy.
Mr. Hopper holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Houston, an M.S. in economics from Louisiana State University and a B.A. in economics from Baylor University.