Professor Peter A. Hall
LSE Centennial Professor
Krupp Foundation Professor of European Studies at Harvard University (on leave 2014-15)
Peter A. Hall is Krupp Foundation Professor of European Studies and a Faculty Associate of the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies at Harvard University. He is also Co-Director of the Successful Societies Program for the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research. In past years, he has served as Director of the Center for European Studies and Associate Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard. He has been a Fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford, the Wissenschaftskolleg Berlin, the Hanse Wissenschaftskolleg and the Centre de Sociologie des Organisations in Paris. He is currently a member of many editorial boards and of advisory boards at the Free University in Berlin and the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute as well as President-elect of the Section on Qualitative and Multi-Method Research Section of the American Political Science Association.
His research focuses on the comparative political economy of the developed democracies where he has special interests in how varieties of capitalism change over time, the role of ideas in economic policy-making, and the institutional structure of political economies. In recent years, he has also engaged in collaborative work on cross-national variations in population health and the sources of social resilience. His books include co-edited volumes on Social Resilience in the Neoliberal Era (2013), Successful Societies (2010), Changing France (2007), Varieties of Capitalism (2001) and The Political Power of Economic Ideas (1989).