Andrew B. Hall

Professor, Political Economy

Andrew B. Hall

Professor of Political Economy

Professor of Political Science, School of Humanities and Sciences
Senior Fellow, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research
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Research Statement

Andrew Hall studies how to build more effective systems of democratic governance, combining large-scale datasets with econometric and machine-learning tools to quantify and understand how different ways of designing democratic systems affect political and societal outcomes. Specific topics include understanding how to reduce polarization, how to administer elections, how to increase electoral accountability, and the effects of money in politics.


Hall is a professor of political economy at Stanford Graduate School of Business, with a joint appointment in the Stanford University Political Science Department. He is a senior fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, and for the 2022–2023 academic year, he is a senior fellow by courtesy at the Hoover Institution. Along with his academic research, Hall works at the intersection of tech and society, advising tech companies, startups, blockchain protocols, and others on how to make better and more socially legitimate decisions, products, and policies. This includes work to design and build governance systems — systems of algorithms, rules, rule-making procedures, appeals processes, and other institutions that shape how people and communities use tech products and how they affect society.

Academic Appointments

  • Professor of Political Economy, Stanford GSB, 2022–present
  • Professor, Department of Political Science, Stanford University, 2019–present
  • Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Stanford University, 2018–2019
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Stanford University, 2015–2018


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Service to the Profession

  • Associate Editor, Quarterly Journal of Political Science

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