Robert Hall (economist)
For the Australian-British economist, see Robert Hall, Baron Roberthall.
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Robert Ernest "Bob" Hall (born August 13, 1943) is an American economist and a Robert and Carole McNeil Senior Fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution. He is generally considered a macroeconomist, but he describes himself as an "applied economist".[1]
Robert E. Hall
BornAugust 13, 1943 (age 77)
Palo Alto, California, U.S.
Spouse(s)Susan E. Woodward
InstitutionStanford University
Alma materMassachusetts Institute of Technology
University of California, Berkeley
Robert Solow
Information at IDEAS / RePEc
Hall received a BA in economics at the University of California, Berkeley, and a PhD in economics from MIT for a thesis titled Essays on the Theory of Wealth[2] under the supervision of Robert Solow.
Hall is a member of the Hoover Institution, the National Academy of Sciences, a fellow at both American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Econometric Society, and a member of the NBER. He is the chairman of the Business Cycle Dating Committee, the body responsible for setting the start and end dates of U.S. economic recessions.[3][4] Hall served as president of the American Economic Association in 2010,[5] and is a long-time member of the Brookings Panel on Economic Activity.[6]
Hall has a broad range of interests, including technology, competition, employment, and policy.
  1. ^ Webpage Robert Hall at Stanford.
  2. ^ Essays on the Theory of Wealth
  3. ^ Business Cycle Dating Committee Members
  4. ^ The NBER's Business Cycle Dating Committee
  5. ^ American Economic Association: Past Presidents
  6. ^ Brookings Papers on Economic Activity
  7. ^ Robert E. Hall (1978), 'Stochastic implications of the life cycle-permanent income hypothesis'. Journal of Political Economy 86 (6), pp. 971-87.
  8. ^ Angus Deaton (1992), Understanding Consumption. Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-828824-7.
  9. ^ Marjorie A. Flavin (1981), 'The adjustment of consumption to changing expectations about future income'. Journal of Political Economy 89 (5), pp. 974-1009.
  10. ^ Angus Deaton (1991), 'Saving and liquidity constraints'. Econometrica 59 (5), pp. 1221-48.
  11. ^ Hall, Robert, 1981. “The Reagan Economic Plan – Discussion,” Supplement to San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank’s Economic Review, May, pp. 5-15. https://fraser.stlouisfed.org/files/docs/publications/frbsfreview/rev_frbsf_19810501_seminar.pdf
External links
Stanford home page
Academic offices
Preceded by
Angus Deaton
President of the American Economic Association
2010– 2011
Succeeded by
Orley Ashenfelter
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