Josh Hall

Josh Hall

Associate Professor of Economics
West Virginia University

Josh is an associate professor of economics at West Virginia University and contributor to the blog Division of Labour.  He researches applied microeconomics, specifically state and local public finance and also economic education, entrepreneurship, and economic freedom. He primarily teaches principles of economics, intermediate micro, and public economics. Josh received his Ph.D. in economics from West Virginia University and graduate and undergraduate degrees in economics from Ohio University. He was formerly an economist for the Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress.


Economic Freedom and Growth

Economics professor Josh Hall describes how greater economic freedom leads to higher incomes and more economic development over time. When governments allow citizens the freedom to trade, own property, create…

Economic Freedom and a Better Life

Economics professor Josh Hall explains that economic freedom leads to greater human well-being. If we look at average income, life expectancy, income of the poorest 10%, and other factors, we…