Joshua C. Hall

Associate Professor of Economics, West Virginia University

Joshua C. Hall is an Associate Professor of Economics and Co-director of the Center for Free Enterprise in the College of Business and Economics at West Virginia University.  He earned his B.B.A. and M.A. in economics from Ohio University and his Ph.D. from West Virginia University.   Prior to returning to his alma mater, he was the Elbert H. Neese, Jr. Professor of Economics at Beloit College.  He is currently serving as Part President of the Association of Private Enterprise Education and is also a Senior Fellow at the Fraser Institute.  He is the author of over 70 articles in journals such as Contemporary Economic Policy, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Journal of Labor Research, Southern Economic Journal, Public Finance Review, and Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory.

Recent Research by Joshua C. Hall

— Sep 10, 2020
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Economic Freedom of the World: 2020 Annual Report

Economic Freedom of the World: 2020 Annual Report is the world’s premier measurement of economic freedom, ranking countries based on five areas—size of government, legal structure and property rights, access to sound money, freedom to trade internationally, regulation of credit, labour and business. In this year’s report, which compares 162 countries and territories, Hong Kong is again number one and Canada (9th) trails the United States (6th).

— Sep 12, 2019
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Economic Freedom of the World: 2019 Annual Report

Economic Freedom of the World: 2019 Annual Report is the world’s premier measurement of economic freedom, ranking countries based on five areas: size of government, legal structure and security of property rights, access to sound money, freedom to trade internationally, and regulation of credit, labour and business. This year’s report compares 162 countries and territories. In this year’s ranking—Hong Kong is again number one and Canada (8th) trails the United States (5th).

— Sep 25, 2018
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Economic Freedom of the World: 2018 Annual Report

Economic Freedom of the World: 2018 Annual Report is the world’s premier measurement of economic freedom, ranking countries based on five areas: size of government, legal structure and security of property rights, access to sound money, freedom to trade internationally, and regulation of credit, labour and business. This year’s report compares 162 countries and territories. In this year’s ranking, which is based on 2016 data, Hong Kong is again number one, and Canada (tied for 10th with Australia) trails the United States, which ranks 6th.