Robert Hall (economist)

For the Australian-British economist, see Robert Hall, Baron Roberthall.
Robert E. Hall
Born (1943-08-13) August 13, 1943
Palo Alto, California
Nationality American
Institution Stanford University
Field Macroeconomics
Alma mater Massachusetts Institute of Technology
University of California, Berkeley
Robert Solow
Antonio Ciccone
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]

Bob Hall received a BA in Economics at the University of California, Berkeley and a PhD in Economics from MIT for thesis titled Essays on the Theory of Wealth under the supervision of Robert Solow. He 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, where he is the program director of the business cycle dating committee. Hall served as President of the American Economic Association in 2010.


Hall has a broad range of interest, including technology, competition, employment, policy and the such.


  1. Webpage Robert Hall at Stanford.
  2. Robert E. Hall (1978), 'Stochastic implications of the life cycle-permanent income hypothesis'. Journal of Political Economy 86 (6), pp. 971-87.
  3. Angus Deaton (1992), Understanding Consumption. Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-828824-7.
  4. Marjorie A. Flavin (1981), 'The adjustment of consumption to changing expectations about future income'. Journal of Political Economy 89 (5), pp. 974-1009.
  5. Angus Deaton (1991), 'Saving and liquidity constraints'. Econometrica 59 (5), pp. 1221-48.
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