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Peter A. Hall Political Economist

Peter A. Hall’s current research centers on understanding how the growth regimes of the developed democracies change over time and the role of politics in that process, including the political dilemmas created by the Euro crisis.  Hall has also explored the methodology of social science with the aim of improving how complex chains of causation in the social world are established, with an emphasis on how institutions and social coalitions interact to structure politics across space and time.

Awards

Aaron Wildavsky Award, 2009.

Doctorat Honoris Causa, Institut d’Etudes Politiques, Paris, 2006.

Honorary Doctorate, Aston University, Birmingham, 2004.

Alexander George Award, 2004.

Woodrow Wilson Award, 1987.

Relevant Publications

P.A. Hall, “Politics as a Process Structured in Space and Time.” In The Oxford Handbook of Historical Institutionalism, eds Orfeo Fioretos, Julia Lynch, Adam Steinhouse New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 31-50, 2016.

P.A. Hall, “Varieties of Capitalism and the Euro Crisis,” West European Politics, vol. 37, no. 6, pp. 1223-43, 2014.

P.A. Hall, “The Political Origins of Our Economic Discontents: Contemporary Adjustment Problems in Historical Perspective,” In Politics in the New Hard Times: The Great Recession in Comparative Perspective, eds. Miles Kahler and David Lake. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, pp. 129-149, 2013.

P.A. Hall, “The Political Origins of Our Economic Discontents: Contemporary Adjustment Problems in Historical Perspective,” In Politics in the New Hard Times: The Great Recession in Comparative Perspective, eds. Miles Kahler and David Lake. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, pp. 129-149, 2013.

P.A. Hall, "Policy Paradigms, social learning, and the state: the case of economic policymaking in Britain," Comp. Polit., vol. 25, no. 3, Apr. 1993.

Books

P.A. Hall, "Policy Paradigms, social learning, and the state: the case of economic policymaking in Britain," Comp. Polit., vol. 25, no. 3, Apr. 1993.

P.A. Hall and D. Soskice, Eds., Varieties of Capitalism: The Institutional Foundations of Comparative Advantage. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001.

P.A. Hall, Ed., Governing the Economy: The Politics of State Intervention in Britain and France. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1986.

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Appointment

Associate Fellow Successful Societies

Institution

Harvard UniversityDepartment of Government

Education

PhD (Political Science) Harvard University

AM (Political Science) Harvard University

MPhil (Politics) Balliol College, Oxford University

BA (Economics and Political Science) University of Toronto

Country

United States

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