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John B. Hall

John B. Hall, Ph.D.
Professor of Economics and International Studies (1985)


Ph.D. 1985 The Graduate Faculty of Political and Social Sciences, New School for Social Research, and M.A. 1981;
B.A. 1975 The Evergreen State College.
 
503-725-3939 
hallj@pdx.edu
http://johnhallpublications.com/

Student's Publications:

Teaching Fields

  • Comparative Economic Systems
  • U.S. Economic History
  • Institutional Economics
  • History of Economic Thought
  • Classical Political Economy
  • Micro and Macro Economics

Research Interests

  • Evolutionary-Institutional Theory
  • Intersections between Philosophy and Economics
  • Central and East European Economies in Transition
  • Economics of Frontier Regions: with special interest on the bacia do rio Amazonas, South America's "third" giant

    Awards

    • John Eliot Allen Outstanding Teaching Award, For Years 2001-2 and Years 2005-6

    Fellowships

    • International Research and Exchanges Board (to Hungary) 
    • Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung (to Germany)
    • J. William Fulbright Foundation to Zambia and to Germany

    Editorial Boards

    • PANOECONOMICUS (2006 - present)
    • JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC ISSUES (2008 - 2014)
    • FORUM FOR SOCIAL ECONOMICS (2012 - present)

    Board of Directors

    • Association for Institutional Thought (2008-Present), Vice President (2012-2013) and President (2013-2014)
    • Association for Evolutionary Economics (2010-2013)

    Selected Current Research and Publications

    • "Subreption and Institutional Inquiry", John Hall and Alexander Dunlap, Presented at the EAEPE Panel: Theoretical Philosophy and Evolutionary Thinking, 24th Annual EAEPE Conference
    • "Veblen's Predator and the Great Crisis," coauthored with Iciar Dominguez-Lacasa and Jutta Guenther, Journal of Economic Issues, vol. XLVI, no. 2 (June 2012): pp. 411-418.
    • "Veblen's Predator" - AFEE Chicago Conference Paper, coauthored with Iciar Dominguez Lacasa and Jutta Guenther.
    • "Path Dependence and QWERTY's Lock-In: Toward a Veblenian Interpretation," coauthored with Iciar Dominguez Lacasa and Jutta Guenther, Journal of Economic Issues, vol. XLV, no. 2 (2011) pp. 457-464.
    • “Effects of Neoliberalism on the German Labor Market and Income Distribution: An Institutionalist and Post Keynesian Perspective,” in Selected Essays: VII International Colloquium: Getting Out of the Current Economic Crisis In the Light of Alternative Development Paradigms, edited by Teixeira, Joanilio and Araújo, Ricardo. Vera and Francilia: Brasilia, Brasil, 2010: pp. 53-69.
    • "Veblen, Myrdal, and the Convergence Hypothesis: Toward an Institutionalist Critique" coauthored with Udo Ludwig, Journal of Economic Issues, vol. XLIV, No. 4 (2010): 943-961.
    • "Neoliberalism, the Changing German Labor Market, and Income Distribution: An Institutionalist and Post Keynesian Analysis," coauthored with Udo Ludwig. Journal of Economic Issues, vol. XLIV, no. 2 (June, 2010): pp. 345-357.
    • "Peirce, Veblen, and the Introduction of Cumulative Causation into Economic Science," coauthored with Oliver Whybrow, appearing as Chapter 11 in the book:The Foundations of Non-Equilibrium Economics: The Principle of
      Circular and Cumulative Causation
      . edited by Sebastian Berger, London: Routledge, 2009.
    • "Gunnar Mrydal and the Persistence of Germany´s Regional Inequality," coauthored with Udo Ludwig, Journal of Economics Issues vol. 43, no. 2 (2009) pp. 345-352.
    • "Neoclassical versus Keynesian approaches to Eastern German unemployment: a rejoinder to Merkl and Snower" coauthored with Udo Ludwig, Journal of Post Keynesian Economics, Vol. 31, No. 1, pp. 167-185 (Fall 2008).
    • "Continuity and Continuousness: The Chain of Ideas Linking Peirces' Synechism to Veblen's Cumulative Causation" Journal of Economic Issue Vol. XLII, No. 2, June, 2008, pp. 349-355.>
    • "Explaining Persistent Unemployment in Eastern Germany" coauthored with Udo Ludwig, Journal of Post Keynesian Economics, Vol. 29, No. 4, pp. 601-619 (Summer 2007).
    • "Economic Convergence Across German Regions in Light of Empirical Findings," coauthored with Udo Ludwig, Cambridge Journal of Economics, Vol. 30, No. 6, 2006, pp. 941-953.
    • "Economics Theory and the Low Quality of American Beer", Economic Development (Privredna izgradnjai), Journal of Economics of Vojvodina , Vol. VLVIII, No. 1-2, pp. 5-16 (December), 2005.
    • "Toward Agenda 2007: Preparing the EU for Eastern Enlargment" coauthored with Wolfgang Quaisser, Arbeiten aus dem Osteuropa Institut Muenchen, Working Papers, No. 240, February 2002, pp. 72.
    • "Zapewnienie Gotowosci Unii Do Rozszerzenia Na Wschod" coauthored with Wolfgang Quaisser, published in Wspolnoty Europejskie, 9, 2001: pp. 17-22.
    • "Europe's Eastern Enlargement" coauthored with Wolfgang Quaisser, Current History, November 2001: pp. 389-393.
    • "Making the European Union Fit for Eastern Enlargement" coauthored with Wolfgang Quaisser, International Politics and Society, No. 3, 2001.
    • "South Africa's Economic Prospects," Challenge, January-February 1996, pp. 52-56.
    • "German Unification and the Market Adoption Hypothesis" with Udo Ludwig, Cambridge Journal of Economics, August 1995, Vol. 19, No. 4, pp. 491-507.
    • "East Germany's Transitional Economy" coauthored with Udo Ludwig, Challenge, September-October 1994, pp. 26-32.
    • "German Unification: What the Koreans Stand to Learn" Asian Perspective, Fall-Winter 1993, Vol. 17, No. 2, pp. 101-136.
    • "Creating Germany's Mezzogiorno?" coauthored with Udo Ludwig, Challenge, July-August, 1993, pp. 38-44.
    • "Toward An Autonomous Preference Theory of the East European Firm" coauthored with Peter A. Bod, Eastern European Economics, Summer 1992, Vol. 30, No. 4, pp. 57-67.
    • "Sectoral Transformation and Economic Decline: Views From Berkeley and Cambridge" Cambridge Journal of Economics, June 1991, Vol. 15, No. 2, pp. 229-337.
    • "Western Economic Aid for Poland: Fostering the Transformation from Planned to Market Economy" coauthored with Wolfgang Quaisser, published in the book: Das Balcerowicz-Programm: Konzept, Realisierungsschritte, Zwischenergebnisse, edited by Henryk Bak, Piotr Pysz, Roland Scharff. Erlangen: Institut fuer Gesellschaft und Wissensshaft an der Universitaet Erlangen-Nuernberg, 1991, pp. 227-258.
    • "Contradictions in Hungary's System of Planning: Leading Towards the Transformation from a Planned to a Mixed Economy" Working Papers in Planning No. 84, Department of City and Regional Planning, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, January 1990, 32 pages.
    • "Hogyan segithet a nemzetkozi kozosseg Kelet-Europan?" (What Might the International Community Offer to East-Central Europe?) Valosaq (Hungary), No. 12 (1989), pp. 43-54.
    • "Liberal Reformism and Declining Capital Formation in Hungary" The American Journal of Economics and Sociology (USA). Vol. 48, No. 4 (October, 1989) pp. 473-488.
    • "Chinese and Hungarian Reforms: Parallels and Divergencies" Suedost Europa: Zeitschrift fuer Gegenwartsforschung (Germany). Jahrgang 38, Heft 5 (1989) pp. 257-271.
    • "Urbanization and Dependency Reversal in the Republic of Korea" Asian Perspective (Korea). Vol. 12, No. 1 Spring-Summer (1988) pp. 84-106.
    • Economic Planning and Economic Reform in Hungary" Osteuropa Wirtschaft (Germany). Jahrgang 31, Heft 2 (1986) pp. 107-116.
    • "Hungary's 'Third' Model" Economics of Planning, Centre for Russian and East European Studies, University of Birmingham (Britain). Volume 20, No. 2 (1986) pp. 131-136.
    • "Economic Thought and the Evolution of Institutions in Hungary" Journal of Economic Issues (USA) Vol. XX, No. 2 (1986) pp. 293-600.
    • "Plan Bargaining in the Hungarian Economy: An Interview with Dr. Laszlo Antal" Comparative Economic Studies (USA). Vol. XXVIII, No. 2 (1986) pp. 49-58.
    • "Reform Bargaining in Hungary: An Interview with Dr. Janos Matyas Kovacs" Comparative Economic Studies (USA). Vol. XXVIII, No. 3 (1986) pp. 25-46.
    • "The Direction of Economic Decentralization in Hungary" Suedost Europa: Zeitschrift fuer Gegenwartsforschung (Germany). Heft 5, Jahrgang 34 (1985) pp. 270-278.

    Book Reviews

    • Rasmus, Jack. 2012.   Obama's Economy: Recovery for the Few. London: Pluto Press. Review appears in the Review of Keynesian Economics, vol. 2, no. 3 (Autumn, 2014):  pp. 400-2.
    • Tilman, Rick. Thorstein Veblen and His European Contemporaries, 1880-1940. Review appears in Forum for Social Economics, vol. XLIII, Issue 1 (2014): pp. 97-99.
    • Reyes, Javier A. and W. Chrles Sawyer, 2011. Latin American Econoimc Development.. London: Routledge. Review appears in Journal of Economic Issues, vol. XLVII, No. 1 (March 2013), pp. 286-288.
    • Baer, Werner and David Fleischer.  2011. The Economies of Argentina and Brazil: A Comparative Perspective. Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing.  Review appears in Journal of Economic Issues, December 2012, Vol. XLVI, No. 4, pp. 1090-1092.
    • Foucault's Archaeology of Political Economy. by Iara Vigo De Lima. Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010. Review appears in Journal of Economic Issues, vol. XLV, no. 4 (December, 2011): pp. 1018-1020.
    • Hodgson, Geoffrey and Thorbjørn Knudsen. 2010. Darwin’s Conjecture: The Search for General Principles of Social and Economic Evolution. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press.
      Review Appears in Journal of Economic Issues, vol. XLV, no. 3 (September 2011): pp. 743-745.
    • Aidis, Ruta. 2004. Laws and Customs: Entrepreneurship, Institutions and Gender During Economic Transition. School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College: London.
      Review appears in Comparative Economic Studies. Vol. 49, No. 2, June 2007, pp. 320-321.
    • Marangos, John. 2003. Alternative Economic Models of Transition, Burlington, Vt:. Ashgate.
      Review appears in Journal of Economic Issues, March 2005, Vol. XXIX, No. 1, pp. 288-291.
    • Mudimbe, V.E.. (1994) The Idea of Africa. Bloomington: University of Indiana Press.
      Review appears in Financial Mail. (Zambia) June 13-19, 1995, p. 7
    • Cohen, Stephen and John Zysman. (1987) Manufacturing Matters: The Myth of the Post-Industrial Economy. New York: Basic Books.
      Review appears in Asian Perspective (Korea). Vol. 12, No. 2 Fall-Winter (1988) pp. 210-215.
    • Deyo, Frederic. (1987) The Political Economy of the New Asian Industrialism. Ithaca: Cornell University Press. Review appears in Asian Pespective (Korea) Vol. 12, No. 1 Spring Summer (1988) pp. 191-194.

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