Skip to content
Back to directory

Peter A. Hall

Resident Faculty, Seminar Co-chair, & CES Director (2001-2006)

"Europe is an idea and a place. It must be redefined by each new generation as the challenges confronting it and the solutions to them change."

Peter A. Hall

Resident Faculty, Seminar Co-chair, & CES Director (2001-2006)


Peter A. Hall

Peter Hall is Krupp Foundation Professor of European Studies in the Department of Government at Harvard University and resident faculty at the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies. He has written widely about developments in the OECD political economies, the role of ideas and institutions in politics, methods of political science, European politics and issues of social inequality. His publications include Governing the Economy (1986), The Political Power of Economic Ideas (1989), Varieties of Capitalism (with D. Soskice, 2001), Changing France (with P. Culpepper and B. Palier, 2005), Successful Societies (2009), and Social Resilience in the Neo-Liberal Era (with M. Lamont, 2013), as well as more than a hundred articles on politics and policymaking in Europe. Hall is co-director of the Successful Societies Program for the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research. His current research focuses on changes in growth regimes and electoral politics in the developed democracies and the social basis for inequalities. At CES, he co-chairs the Seminar on the State and Capitalism since 1800.


  • Krupp Foundation Professor of European Studies, Harvard University
  • CES Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University

Featured Lecture

The Politics and Economics of the Euro Crisis: A Varieties of Capitalism Perspective 

Select Research & Articles


Peter A. Hall and David Soskice, eds. Varieties of Capitalism: The Institutional Foundations of Comparative Advantage. Oxford: Oxford University Press 2001.

Peter A. Hall, ed. The Political Power of Economic Ideas: Keynesianism across Nations. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1989

Peter A. Hall and Michèle Lamont, eds. Social Resilience in the Neoliberal Era. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013.

Other Affiliations

  • Co-Director, Program on Successful Societies, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR)
  • Senior Advisor, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs