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Hall to hold endowed chair in Hoover and Economics Department
Robert Hall has been appointed to the first chair to be jointly endowed in the Hoover Institution and an academic department of Stanford. He will be the Robert and Carole McNeil Endowed Professor of Economics and Endowed Senior Fellow at Hoover, a chair established by Robert McNeil (A.B. '42, LLB '49) and Carole McNeil of Atherton, cochairs of McNeil Capital Corp.
Hall, who came to Stanford in 1978, is an expert in monetary policy, inflation, taxation and unemployment. His current research focuses on levels of activity in market economics and tax policies and on the economics of high technology. He was a consultant to the Justice Department on its 1995 anti-trust settlement with Microsoft Corp., and he currently chairs the Committee on Business Cycle Dating, which maintains the semiofficial chronology of the U.S. business cycle for the National Bureau of Economic Research, an inter-university research organization.
-By Kathleen O'Toole