Visiting Associate Professor, School of Foreign Service
Director of Teaching, Master of Arts in Global Human Development
Professor Hall is a development economist specializing in chronic poverty, vulnerable groups, and sustainable development. She has worked for the World Bank for over twenty years in the Human Development and Sustainable Development departments, managing research programs as well as designing and implementing social program reform across Latin America and the Caribbean. She came to Georgetown as Visiting Associate Professor at the Public Policy Institute, where she received the 2010 Leslie Whittington Outstanding Faculty Award. She holds a Masters in Latin American Studies and a PhD in Economics from the University of Cambridge, England (1996), and a range of publications including a new book Indigenous Peoples, Poverty and Development (Cambridge University Press). She has also taught at the Johns Hopkins School of International Studies (SAIS) and the University of Oregon.