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Prof Alastair Hall - personal details

Contact details

Role: Professor of Econometrics

Tel: 0161 275-4875

Location: Arthur Lewis Building-3.068
School of Social Sciences
The University of Manchester
M13 9PL




Alastair received a BA (first class honours) in economics from Warwick University in 1981 and then went on to pursue postgraduate studies, first at Southampton University (MSc Economics and Econometrics, 1983) and then back at Warwick (PhD Economics, 1985).

Alastair joined Manchester in January 2007. He previously worked at North Carolina State University, where he was appointed full professor in 1992, and as a research associate on a project funded by American Statistical Association at the Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC. He has held visiting positions at the University of Pennsylvania, University of Wisconsin-Madison and Birmingham University, and is currently a distinguished adjunct professor at American University in Washington, DC. In addition, he has given a number of invited short courses on Generalized Method of Moments at universities in North America and Europe.

Alastair has published in many of the leading econometrics and statistics journals including Econometrica, the Journal of the American Statistical Association, the Journal of Econometrics, Econometric Theory, the Review of Economic Studies, the International Economic Review, the Journal of Business and Economic Statistics and Biometrika. In 2005, his book entitled Generalized Method of Moments was published by Oxford University press in their Advanced Texts in Econometrics series.

Alastair is currently an associate editor of Econometric Reviews and the Journal of Econometric Methods. He served as: co-editor of Journal of Business of Economics and Statistics 2001-2003, an associate editor of the same journal 1992-2000, and an associate editor of the Journal of Financial Econometrics 2001-2015.