Professor of Economics
Ph.D., University of Chicago
Field of Specialty
macroeconomics: business cycles, and debt management
industrial organization: dynamic models of inventory investment and optimal pricing
econometrics: estimation of structural dynamic models
George J. Hall
George Hall's research focuses on macroeconomics and industrial organization. In his recent work he has studied how firms optimally set prices over time to manage their inventories. Hall has shown that these models explain much of the price movements observed in markets as varied as automobiles, steel, and fish. Hall has also worked on properly accounting for the Federal government's cost of borrowing. Prior to joining Brandeis in 2006, Hall served on the faculty at Yale University and the research staff of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.
Hall, George J. , Adam Copeland and Wendy Dunn. "Inventories and the Automobile Market." RAND Journal of Economics 42. 1 (2011): 121-149.
Hall, George J. and Adam Copeland. "The Response of Prices, Sales, and Output to Temporary Changes in Demand." Journal of Applied Econometrics 26. 2 (2011): 232-269.
Hall, George J. and Kathryn Graddy. "A Dynamic Model of Price Discrimination and Inventory Managment at the Fulton Fish Market." Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 80. 1 (2011): 6-19.
Hall, George J. and Thomas J. Sargent. "Interest Rate Risk and Other Determinants of Post WWII U.S. Government Debt/GDP Dynamics." American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics 3. 3 (2011): 192-214.
Hall, George J. and Thomas J. Sargent. "Net Interest Payments on the Federal Debt: A Flawed Measure." Vox February 17. (2010)
Hall, George J.. "How Will We Pay Down the Bush-Obama Debt? Lessons from the Last 60 Years." Rosenberg Institute of Global Finance Brief (2010)
Hall, George J. and John Rust. "The (S,s) Rule is an Optimal Trading Strategy in a Class of Commodity Price Speculation Problems." Economic Theory 30. 3 (2007): March.
Hall, George J.. "Exchange Rates and Casualties During the First World War." Journal of Monetary Economics 51. 8 (2004): 1711-1742.
Hall, George J. and John Rust. "Middle Men versus Market Makers: A Theory of Competitive Exchange." Journal of Political Economy 111. 2 (2003): 353-403.
|ECON||20a||Introduction to Macroeconomics|
|ECON||70a||American Fiscal Policy|
|ECON||182a||Topics in Advanced Macroeconomics|
|ECON||205f||Applied Business Cycle Analysis|
|ECON||303a||Advanced Macroeconomics I|
|ECON||307f||Empirical Methods for Dynamic Economic Models|