Art Hall

Art Hall, Ph.D.

Assistant Teaching Professor
Director, Brandmeyer Center for Applied Economics
Capitol Federal Hall, Room 1030J

Ph.D. in Economics, University of Georgia
B.A. in Economics, Emory University

Academic Areas
Economic growth
Economic development
Tax policy

Art Hall is the founding executive director of the Center for Applied Economics at the University of Kansas School of Business. Before joining the KU School of Business, Hall was chief economist in the public affairs group of Wichita, KS-based Koch Industries, Inc. In that capacity, he worked with business leaders to help define how public policy initiatives would influence the structure of the markets in which the company participates. Koch sponsored Hall’s directorship of Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius’ Budget Efficiency Savings Teams from April 2003 until his departure from the firm in February 2004.

Before joining Koch Industries in May 1997, Hall was senior economist at Tax Foundation, based in Washington, D.C., where he produced quantitative and qualitative research pertaining to the economics of taxation and acted as an economic advisor to The National Commission on Economic Growth and Tax Reform. Before that, Hall worked as a financial economist at the U.S. General Accounting Office. Hall has taught university economics at both the undergraduate and MBA level. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Georgia and his B.A. in economics from Emory University.