Hall, Anthony

Professor Anthony Hall  


Position held

Professor of Social Policy


Experience keywords:

REDD; conditional cash transfers (CCTs); environment; forests; poverty; social policy

Research summary > [Click to expand]

1. The social dimensions of climate change mitigation policies based on Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD), with special reference to Brazil and Latin America. Impacts on the Amazon rainforest of infrastructure development.

2. The economic, social and political dimensions of conditional cash transfers as social policy instruments in Latin America.

Between 2003 and 2005, Professor Hall was Senior Social Development Expert for Latin America, World Bank, Washington DC.

Sectors and industries to which research relates:

Consultancy; Environment; Policy and Regulatory Bodies; Public Administration

Countries and regions to which research relates:

Amazonia; Brazil; Latin America


Italian [Spoken: Intermediate, Written: Intermediate]; Portuguese [Spoken: Fluent, Written: Fluent]; Spanish [Spoken: Fluent, Written: Intermediate]

Media experience:

Radio; TV

Contact Points

LSE phone number:

+44 (0)20 7955 7809

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Hall, Anthony (2016) Cash transfers as social investments: the Brazilian case In: Midgley, J. and Dahl, E. and Wright, A. Conley, (eds.) Social Investment and Social Welfare: International and Critical Perspectives. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK.

Hall, Anthony (2016) REDD in Latin America: promises and challenges In: Coletta, M. and Raftopoulos , M., (eds.) Provincializing Nature: Multidisciplinary Approaches to the Politics of the Environment in Latin America. Institute of Latin American Studies, Malet Street, UK.


Hall, Anthony (2015) It takes two to tango: conditional cash transfers, social policy and the globalising role of the world bank In: McBride, S. and Boychuk, G. and Mahon, R., (eds.) After 08: Social Policy and the Global Financial Crisis. UBC Press, Vancouver, Canada. ISBN 9780774829632


Hall, Anthony (2012) Forests and climate change: the social dimensions of REDD in Latin America Climate Change 2012. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK. ISBN 9781849802826

Hall, Anthony (2012) The last shall be first: political dimensions of conditional cash transfers in Brazil Journal of Policy Practice, 11 (1-2). 25-41. ISSN 1558-8742

Hall, Anthony and Branford, Sue (2012) Development, dams and Dilma: the saga of Belo Monte Critical Sociology, 38 (6). 851-862. ISSN 0896-9205


Hall, Anthony (2011) Getting REDD-y: conservation and climate change in Latin America Latin American Research Review, 46 (Spec.). 184-210. ISSN 0023-8791

Barlow, Jos and Ewers, Robert M. and Anderson, Liana and Aragao, Luiz E. O. C. and Baker, Tim R. and Boyd, Emily and Feldpausch, Ted R. and Gloor, Emanuel and Hall, Anthony and Malhi, Yadvinder and Milliken, William and Mulligan, Mark and Parry, Luke and Pennington, Toby and Peres, Carlos A. and Phillips, Oliver L. and Roman-Cuesta, Rosa Maria and Tobias, Joseph A. and Gardner, Toby A. (2011) Using learning networks to understand complex systems: a case study of biological, geophysical and social research in the Amazon Biological Reviews, 86 (2). 457-474. ISSN 1464-7931


Hall, Anthony (2009) Pay the people or pay the price: environmental services and governance in the Brazilian Amazon In: Pansters, Wil, (ed.) Facing Social Transformation in the 21st Century: Inequality, Pluralism and the Environment. UNESCO.


Hall, Anthony (2008) Paying for environmental services: the case of Brazilian Amazonia Journal of International Development, 20 (7). 965-981. ISSN 0954-1748

Hall, Anthony (2008) Better RED than dead: paying the people for environmental services in Amazonia Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 363 (1498). 1925-1932. ISSN 0962-8436

Hall, Anthony (2008) Brazil's Bolsa Familia: a double-edged sword? Development and Change, 39 (5). 799-822. ISSN 1467-7660

Hall, Anthony (2008) International migration and challenges for social policy: the case of Ecuador In: Dani, Anis A. and Moser, Caroline, (eds.) Assets, Livelihoods, and Social Policy. New frontiers of social policy. The World Bank, Washington, DC, USA, 85-106. ISBN 9780821369951


Hall, Anthony (2007) The role of the public sector The American Prospect, 18 (9). A24. ISSN 1049-7285

Hall, Anthony (2007) Social policies at the World Bank: paradigms and challenges Global Social Policy, 7 (2). 151-175. ISSN 1468-0181

Hall, Anthony (2007) Moving away from poverty: migrant remittances, livelihoods and development In: Narayan, D and Petesch, P, (eds.) Moving Out of Poverty. Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives on Mobility. World Bank, Washington, USA, 307-332. ISBN 9780821369913

Hall, Anthony (2007) Extractive reserves: building natural assets in the Brazilian Amazon In: Boyce, J and Narain, S and Stanton, S, (eds.) Reclaiming Nature: Environmental Justice and Ecological Restoration. Anthem studies in development and globalization, 1. Anthem Press, London, UK, 151-180. ISBN 9781843312659


Hall, Anthony (2006) From Fome Zero to Bolsa Família: social policies and poverty alleviation under Lula Journal of Latin American Studies, 38 (4). 689-709. ISSN 0022-216X

Hall, Anthony (2006) Enhancing social capital: productive conservation and traditional knowledge in the Brazilian rain forest In: Posey, D and Balick, M, (eds.) Human Impacts on Amazonia : the Role of Traditional Ecological Knowledge in Conservation and Development. Columbia University Press, New York, USA, 328 -343. ISBN 0231105886


Hall, Anthony, ed (2005) Global impact, local action : new environmental policy in Latin America, institute for the study of the Americas Institute for the Study of the Americas, London, UK. ISBN 1900039567

Hall, Anthony (2005) A luta pela terra no Brazil: sobrevivência e a interface rural-urbana In: Coy, Martin and Kohlhepp, Gerd, (eds.) Amazônia Sustentável : Desenvolvimento Sustentável entre Políticas Públicas, estratégias Inovadoras e experiências Locais. Coleção Terra mater. Garamond, Brasil, 177-188.


Hall, Anthony and Midgley, James (2004) Social policy for development Sage, London, UK. ISBN 9780761967149

Hall, Anthony (2004) People in tropical forests: problem or solution? In: Bonnell, Michael and Bruijnzeel, Leendert A, (eds.) Forests, Water and People in the Humid Tropics. International Hydrology Series. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 75-85. ISBN 0521829534


Hall, Anthony (2003) Education reform in Brazil under democracy In: D’Alva Kinzo, Maria and Dunkerley, James, (eds.) Brazil Since 1985: Economy, Polity and Society. Institute of Latin American Studies, University of London, London, UK, 269-287. ISBN 9781900039536


Hall, Anthony (2002) Disentangling Eden: getting development right in the Amazon European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies (73). 113-118. ISSN 0924-0608


Hall, Anthony (2000) Amazonia at the crossroads: the challenge of sustainable development University of London, Institute of Latin American Studies, Washington, USA. ISBN 9781900039314

Hall, Anthony (2000) Environment and development in Brazilian Amazonia: from protectionism to productive conservation In: Hall, Anthony, (ed.) Amazonia at the Crossroads: the Challenge of Sustainable Development. Institute of Latin-American Studies, London, UK, 99-114. ISBN 1900039311

Hall, Anthony (2000) O CAT e as políticas emergentes de desenvolvimento sustentável na amazônia Brasileira In: Hebette, Jean and Navegantes, Raul, (eds.) Cat, Ano Decimo: Etnografia De Uma Utopia. Universidade Federal do Pará : Centro Agro-Ambiental do Tocantins/CAT, 243-258. ISBN 8524701994


Hall, Anthony (1999) Social movements, empowerment and productive conservation: the case of Brazilian Amazonia In: Rural Poverty, Empowerment and Sustainable Livelihoods. Institute for development policy & management. Aldershot, U.K.. ISBN 9781859722619

Hall, Anthony (1999) Social movements, empowerment and productive conservation: the case of Brazilian Amazonia In: Mullen, Joseph, (ed.) Rural Poverty, Empowerment and Sustainable Livelihoods. Institute for development policy and management. Ashgate, Aldershot, UK, 14-34. ISBN 185972261X

Hall, Anthony (1999) Privatizing the commons: liberalization, land and livelihoods in Latin America In: Baer, W and Love, J, (eds.) Liberalization and Its Consequences : a Comparative Perspective on Latin America and Eastern Europe. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK, 232-258. ISBN 1840644362


Hall, Anthony (1998) Une agriculture familiale pour un développement durable dans la zone transamazonienne In: Agricultures Familiales. CIRAD, Département Territoires, environnement et acteurs, 32-36.


Hall, Anthony (1997) Sustaining Amazonia: grassroots action for productive conservation Manchester University Press, Manchester, UK. ISBN 9780719046988

Hall, Anthony (1997) The role of NGOs in conflict resolution for sustainable development In: Becker, B and Miranda, M, (eds.) A Geografia Politica Do Desenvolvimento Sustentavel. University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 273-296. ISBN 9788571081802

Hall, Anthony (1997) Peopling the environment: A new agenda for research, policy and action in Brazilian Amazonia European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, 62. 9-31. ISSN 0924-0608


Hall, Anthony (1996) Social work or working for change? Action for grassroots sustainable development in Amazonia International Social Work, 39 (1). 27-39. ISSN 0020-8728

Hall, Anthony (1996) Did Chico Mendes die in vain? Brazilian rubber tappers in the 1990s In: Collinson, H, (ed.) Green Guerillas : Environmental Conflicts and Initiatives in Latin America and the Caribbean. Latin American Bureau, London, UK, 93-102. ISBN 1899365044


Hall, Anthony (1994) Grassroots action for resettlement planning: Brazil and beyond World Development, 22 (12). 1793-1809. ISSN 0305-750X

Hall, Anthony (1994) Social movements and productive conservation in Brazilian Amazonia In: Karlsson, Weine and Malaki, Akhil, (eds.) What Future for the Amazon Region? Proceedings of the International Symposium, 48th International Congress of Americanists. Institute of Latin American Studies and Stockholm University, Stockholm, 110-125. ISBN 91858994 41 9


Hall, Anthony (1993) Making people matter: sociology and development in Brazilian Amazonia International Journal of Contemporary Sociology, 30 (1). 63-80. ISSN 0019-6398

Hall, Anthony (1993) Non-governmental organisations and development in Brazil under dictatorship and democracy In: Abel, Christopher and Lewis, Colin M., (eds.) Welfare, Poverty and Development in Latin America. Macmillan, London, UK, 421-438. ISBN 0333517377

Hall, Anthony (1993) Priority areas for research in Amazonia In: Jaenicke, H and Flynn, P, (eds.) Sustainable Land Use Systems and Human Living Conditions in the Amazon Region : Proceedings of a Meeting of European Scientists,. Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Brussels, Belgium, 14-17. ISBN 9282650987


Hall, Anthony (1992) Putting people last: a sociological perspective on development policies for Amazonia and the question of sustainability In: Pansters, Wil, (ed.) Amazonia: Ecology and Sustainable Development. ISOR, Utrecht, Netherlands, 110-130. ISBN 9051871031

Hall, Anthony (1992) From victims to victors: NGOs and the politics of empowerment at Itaparica In: Hulme, D and Edwards, M, (eds.) Making a Difference: Ngos and Development in a Changing World. Earthscan Publications, London, UK, 148-158. ISBN 1853831441


Hall, Anthony (1991) O Programa Grande Carajás: gênese e evolução Vozes, Brasil. ISBN 9788532606273

Hall, Anthony (1991) Amazonia desenvolvimento para quem? J. Zahar Editor, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. ISBN 8571101671 9788571101678

Hall, Anthony (1991) Developing Amazonia: Deforestation and social conflict in Brazil's Carajas Programme Manchester University Press, Manchester, UK. ISBN 9780719035500


Hall, Anthony (1990) The future of Amazonia: destruction or sustainable development? Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9780312049140

Hall, Anthony (1990) Land tenure and land reform in Brazil In: Prosterman, R and Temple, M and Hanstad, T, (eds.) Agrarian Reform and Grassroots Development : Ten Case Studies. Lynne Rienner Publishers, London, UK, 205-232. ISBN 155587231X


Hall, Anthony (1989) Developing Amazonia: Deforestation and social conflict in Brazil's Carajas Programme Manchester University Press, Manchester, UK. ISBN 0719024943


Hall, Anthony and Midgley, James (1988) Development policies: Sociological perspectives St Martin's Press, Manchester, UK. ISBN 9780719022746


Hall, Anthony (1987) Social analysis in official foreign aid Human Organization, 46 (4). 368-372. ISSN 0018-7259

Hall, Anthony (1987) Agrarian crisis in Brazilian Amazonia: the Grande Carajas Programme Journal of Development Studies, 23 (4). 522-552. ISSN 0022-0388


Hall, Anthony and Midgley, James (1986) Community participation, social development and the state Routledge. ISBN 9780416398304

Hall, Anthony (1986) Education, schooling and community participation In: Hall, Anthony and Midgley, James, (eds.) Community Participation, Social Development and the State. Routledge, London, UK, 70-86. ISBN 9780416398304

Hall, Anthony (1986) Community participation and rural development In: Hall, Anthony and Midgley, James, (eds.) Community Participation, Social Development and the State. Routledge, London, UK, 87-104. ISBN 9780416398304

Hall, Anthony (1986) More of the same in Brazilian Amazonia: a comment on Fearnside World Development, 14 (3). 411-414. ISSN 0305-750X


Hall, Anthony (1984) Where the selling has to start: agriculture and marketing in the third world International Agricultural Development, 4 (4). 7-8. ISSN 0261-4413


Hall, Anthony (1982) Brazil: evaluating and AT project-appropriately Rrdc Bulletin, April.


Hall, Anthony (1981) Irrigation in the Brazilian North-East: anti-drought or anti-peasant? In: Mitchell, S, (ed.) The Logic of Poverty : the Case of the Brazilian Northeast. Routledge & Kegan Paul, London, UK, 143-156. ISBN 0710006373

Hall, Anthony (1981) Innovation and social structure: the sugar industry of north-east Brazil In: Mitchell, S, (ed.) The Logic of Poverty: the Case of the Brazilian Northeast. Routledge & Kegan Paul, London, UK, 157-169. ISBN 0710006373


Hall, Anthony (1978) Drought and irrigation in north-east Brazil Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK. ISBN 9780521218115

Hall, Anthony (1978) Irrigação para vencer a sêca In: Baer, W., (ed.) Dimensões Do Desenvolvimento Brasileiro. Campus, Rio do Janeiro, Brasil, 265-281.


Hall, Anthony (1976) Peasants speak: the horrors of the north-eastern drought Journal of Peasant Studies, 3 (3). 355-359. ISSN 1743-9361


Hall, Anthony (1974) Patron-client relationships Journal of Peasant Studies, 1 (4). 506-509. ISSN 1743-9361

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