Bronwyn Hall

Bronwyn Hall

Scholar Title: Professor of the Graduate School

Department: Department of Economics

Colleges / Universities: University of California, Berkeley


549 Evans Hall # 3880
Berkeley, CA 94720-3880

Phone Number: (510) 642-0822


Bronwyn H. Hall is emeritus Professor of the Graduate School in the Economics Department at the University of California at Berkeley, and Professor of Economics of Technology and Innovation at the University of Maastricht, Netherlands. She is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and the Institute for Fiscal Studies, London. She is also the founder and partner of TSP International, an econometric software firm.

Professor Hall has published articles on the economics and econometrics of technical change in journals such as Econometrica, the American Economic Review, the RAND Journal of Economics, and Research Policy. She is also the editor with Nathan Rosenberg of the Handbook of the Economics of Innovation, in the Elsevier series. Her current research includes comparative analysis of the U.S. and European patent systems, and of recent changes in patenting behavior in the semiconductor and computer industries. She studies the use of patent citation data for the valuation of intangible (knowledge) assets; comparative firm-level investment and innovation studies (the G-7 economies); measuring the returns to R&D and innovation at the firm level; and analysis of technology policies such as R&D subsidies and tax incentives. She also has made substantial contributions to applied economic research via the creation of software for econometric estimation and of firm-level datasets for the study of innovation, including the widely used NBER dataset for U.S. patents.

Professor Hall currently serves as an associate editor of the Economics of Innovation and New Technology and Industrial and Corporate Change and as advisory editor of Research Policy. She is a member of the U.S. Federal Economic Statistics Advisory Committee, and the Research Advisory Councils of the Deutsche Bundesbank, Innovation Research Centre (University of Cambridge and Imperial College) and Solvay Business School (Brussels).

Professor Hall is a past member of the Expert Group on Knowledge for Growth at the European Commission. She also served on the Science, Technology, and Economic Policy (STEP) Board of the National Research Council, where she sat on committes for Intellectual Property, R&D statistics, the New Economy, and Comparative Innovation Policy.


B.A. Physics, Wellesley College

Ph.D. Economics, Stanford University