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Robert E. Hall
Born (1943-08-13) August 13, 1943 (age 78)
NationalityAmerican
Spouse(s)Susan E. Woodward
InstitutionStanford University
FieldMacroeconomics
Alma materMassachusetts Institute of Technology
University of California, Berkeley
Doctoral
advisor
Robert Solow
Information at IDEAS / RePEc

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]

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]

Ideas

Hall has a broad range of interests, including technology, competition, employment, and policy.

References

  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
Academic offices Preceded byAngus Deaton President of the American Economic Association 2010– 2011 Succeeded byOrley Ashenfelter