Art Woolf received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1980 and his undergraduate degree from Cornell University. He is currently associate professor of economics at the University of Vermont. In 1988 he was appointed state economist for Governor Madeleine Kunin, a position he held through the end of her term in 1991. He was the last person to hold that position in Vermont government.
He co-published the The Vermont Economy Newsletter from 1991 through 2015 and wrote a regular column for Vermont Magazine in the 1990s. He currently writes a weekly column on the Vermont economy for the Burlington Free Press. In 1991 he founded The Vermont Council on Economic Education, an organization that helps Vermont teachers incorporate economics and personal finance into their classrooms and since 2002 he has been on the teaching faculty of the Foundation for Teaching Economics.