Peter A. Hall

Krupp Foundation

Professor of European Studies

Contact Information
Phone (work): (617) 495-4303 x229
E-Mail (work): phall@fas.harvard.edu

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Office Location

Center for European Studies, 27 Kirkland Street, Cambridge, MA 02138


Office Hours

By Appointment


Biographical Statement

Peter A. Hall is Krupp Foundation Professor of European Studies in the Department of Government and at the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, as well as Co-Director of the Program on Successful Societies for the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research. Hall is editor of Successful Societies: How Institutions and Culture Affect Health (with Michèle Lamont), Changing France: The Politics that Markets Make (with P. Culpepper and B. Palier), Varieties of Capitalism: The Institutional Foundations of Comparative Advantage (with David Soskice),The Political Power of Economic Ideas: Keynesianism across Nations, Developments in French Politics I and II (with A. Guyomarch and H. Machin), European Labor in the 1980s and the author of Governing the Economy: The Politics of State Intervention in Britain and France and more than seventy articles on European politics, policy-making, and comparative political economy. He serves on the editorial boards of many journals and the advisory boards of several European institutes. He is currently working on issues in the methods of political science, the political response to economic challenges in postwar Europe, and the impact of social institutions on inequalities in population health. In Fall 2010, Hall is on leave at the Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg in Delmenhorst, Germany.


Latest Book

Peter A. Hall (Editor), Michèle Lamont (Editor)

book cover for Successful Societies Successful Societies: How Institutions and Culture Affect Health
Cambridge University Press, August 2009, $95.00, ISBN: 9780521516600

Why are some types of societies more successful than others at promoting individual and collective well-being? Focusing on population health as an indicator of social success, this book opens up new perspectives on the ways in which social relations condition health and the public policies that address it. Based on four years of dialogue among scholars from diverse disciplines, it offers social epidemiologists broader views of the social determinants of health and social scientists a sense of the fascinating puzzles of population health... read more