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Hall, Robert E. (Robert Ernest) 1943-

Works: 313 works in 1,136 publications in 7 languages and 15,343 library holdings
Genres: Textbooks  Study guides 
Roles: Author, Editor, Redactor, Compiler, Thesis advisor
Classifications: HJ4652, 339
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Robert E Hall
The flat tax by Robert E Hall( Book )

37 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On December 10, 1981, the authors of The Flat Tax proposed replacing the federal income tax with a low, simple, flat tax in an article in the Wall Street Journal. That article, titled "A proposal to simplify our tax system," displayed the iconic postcard that became the flat tax's symbol, meaning that an individual or business could file a federal income tax return on a postcard-sized form. -- from dust jacket
Macroeconomics : theory, performance, and policy by Robert E Hall( Book )

108 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,055 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manual sobre macroeconomía y sobre política macroeconómica
Inflation, causes and effects by Robert E Hall( Book )

23 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume presents the latest thoughts of as brilliant group of young economists on one of the most persistent economic problems facing the United States ad the world, inflation. Rather than attempting an encyclopedic effort or offering specific policy recommendations, the contributors have emphasized the diagnosis of problems and the description of events that economists most thoroughly understand. Reflecting a dozen diverse views-many of which challenge established orthodoxy-they illuminate the economic and political processes involved in this important issue
Low tax, simple tax, flat tax by Robert E Hall( Book )

4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Digital dealing : how e-markets are transforming the economy by Robert E Hall( Book )

10 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Internet is the premier business platform for deal making. Whether in reaching retail customers, arranging B-to-B procurement, selling stocks and bonds, or any of a host of other applications, harnessing the Internet to your business model opens tremendous opportunities." "As the art of the deal goes online, a little science helps to separate successful business models from those that fall by the wayside. Entrepreneurs, managers, and analysts have no better guide than this new book by leading economist and business consultant Robert E. Hall. Grounded in auction theory and pricing strategy, Digital Dealing provides a set of principles for the deal engines that power e-markets."--Jacket
Booms and recessions in a noisy economy by Robert E Hall( Book )

8 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rational consumer : theory and evidence by Robert E Hall( Book )

15 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fairness and efficiency in the flat tax by Robert E Hall( Book )

11 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tax form the size of a postcard? That would be one result of Robert E. Hall and Alvin Rabushka's flat tax proposal. This idea, first suggested by the authors in 1982, is now the subject of wide-spread discussion in both popular and academic circles. In this up-to-date volume, the authors argue that a flat tax of 19 percent would raise the same revenue as the present income tax, while fundamentally redesigning our system of taxation to encourage savings and investment
Forward-looking decision making : dynamic-programming models applied to health, risk, employment, and financial stability by Robert E Hall( Book )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Individuals and families make key decisions that impact many aspects of financial stability and determine the future of the economy. These decisions involve balancing current sacrifice against future benefits. People have to decide how much to invest in health care, exercise, their diet, and insurance. They must decide how much debt to take on, and how much to save. And they make choices about jobs that determine employment and unemployment levels. Forward-Looking Decision Making is about modeling this individual or family-based decision making using an optimizing dynamic programming model." "Robert Hall first reviews ideas about dynamic programs and introduces new ideas about numerical solutions and the representation of solved models as Markov processes. He surveys recent research on the parameters of preferences - the intertemporal elasticity of substitution, the Frisch elasticity of labor supply, and the Frisch cross-elasticity. He then examines dynamic programming models applied to health spending, long-term care insurance, employment, entrepreneurial risk-taking, and consumer debt." "Linking theory with data and applying them to real-world problems. Forward-Looking Decision Making uses dynamic optimization programming models to shed light on individual behaviors and their economic implications."--Jacket
The measurement and significance of labor turnover by Robert E Hall( Book )

4 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aggregate job destruction and inventory liquidation by Robert E Hall( Book )

12 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a recession, jobs are destroyed and inventories are liquidated. I concentrate on the intertemporal mechanisms that result in economy-wide job destruction and inventory runoffs. Forces that raise the real interest rate -- especially temporarily -- also cause destruction and runoffs. I consider a model where the job destruction decision is made efficiently, will full consideration of the search costs imposed on discharged workers. I also consider a model of inefficient job destruction, where employers discharge workers who are paid fixed wages as long as they are employed. The impulse response functions for these models resemble those found in data for the United States. A shock that causes a jump in the expected real interest rate results in an immediate spike of job destruction and inventory liquidation, followed by a declining pattern of additional destruction and runoff
Controlling the price level by Robert E Hall( Book )

12 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Governments determine the size of the unit of value just as they determine the length of the length and weight of physical units of measure. What are the different ways that a government can control the size of the unit of value, that is, control the price level? In general, the government designates a resource gold, paper currency, another country's currency and defines its unit of value as a particular amount of that resource. An interesting variant proposed by Irving Fisher in 1913 and implemented more recently in Chile is to alter the resource content of the unit to stabilize the price level. Another idea is to alter the interest rate paid on reserves in a way that stabilizes the price level
Labor-market frictions and employment fluctuations by Robert E Hall( Book )

9 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The labor market occupies center stage in modern theories of fluctuations. The most important phenomenon to explain and understand in a recession is the sharp decline in employment and jump in unemployment. This chapter for the Handbook of Macroeconomics considers explanations based on frictions in the labor market. Earlier research within the real business cycle paradigm considered frictionless labor markets where fluctuations in the volume of work effort represented substitution by households between work in the market and activities at home. A preliminary section of the chapter discusses why frictionless models are incomplete they fail to account for either the magnitude or persistence of fluctuations in employment. And the frictionless models fail completely to describe unemployment. The evidence suggests strongly that consideration of unemployment as a third use of time is critical for a realistic model. The two elements of a theory of unemployment are a mechanism for workers to lose or leave their jobs and an explanation for the time required for them to find new jobs. Theories of mechanism design or of continuous re-bargaining of employment terms provide the first. The theory of job search together with efficiency wages and related issues provides the second. Modern macro models incorporating these features come much closer than their predecessors to realistic and rigorous explanations of the magnitude and persistence of fluctuations
The productivity of nations by Robert E Hall( Book )

12 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Output per worker varies enormously across countries. Why? Our analysis shows that differences in governmental, cultural, and natural infrastructure are important sources of this variation. According to our results, a high-productivity country (i) has institutions that favor production over diversion, (ii) is open to international trade, (iii) has at least some private ownership, (iv) speaks an international language, and (v) is located in a temperate latitude far from the equator. A favorable infrastructure helps a country both by stimulating the accumulation of human and physical capital and by raising its total factor productivity
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Inflation, causes and effects
Alternative Names
Hall, Bob 1943-

Hall, R. E. 1943-

Hall, R. E. (Robert Ernest), 1943-

Hall, Robert

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Hall, Robert E. (Robert Ernest), 1943-

Hall, Robert Elliott 1943-

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Hall, Robert F.

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Macroeconomics : theory, performance, and policyInflation, causes and effectsDigital dealing : how e-markets are transforming the economyThe rational consumer : theory and evidenceFairness and efficiency in the flat taxForward-looking decision making : dynamic-programming models applied to health, risk, employment, and financial stability