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Joshua Hall Ph.D.

Milan Puskar Dean


Dr. Hall's areas of interest include applied microeconomics, with an emphasis on economic freedom, state and local public finance and entrepreneurship. In addition to being the author of more than 50 articles in journals such as Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Journal of Public Administration, Research, and Theory, Contemporary Economic Policy, and Southern Economic Journal, he is co-author of the widely-cited Economic Freedom of the World annual report. 


  • Ph.D., Economics, West Virginia University
  • M.A., Economics, Ohio University
  • B.B.A., Business Economics, Ohio University

Recent Publications

Economics Department Chair Joshua Hall, and Econ PhD students Eduardo Minuci and Amir Neto, had their article "A Data Envelopment Analysis of West Virginia School Districts" accepted for publication in Heliyon.

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