Michael Hall, Ph.D., is an Economist in the Technology Partnerships Office (TPO) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Dr. Hall conducts research on federal technology transfer activities and their economic impact. He coordinates the annual Federal Laboratory Technology Transfer report, which compiles and analyzes the technology transfer activities of 11 federal agencies. Dr. Hall provides economic advice and guidance to the Federal technology transfer community and participates in economic-related working groups and communities of practice.
On detail as an Economic Advisor, Michael provides support and advice in the fields of economics, data analysis, and evaluation and metrics to members of the working teams set up under the CHIPS (Creating Helpful Incentives to Produce Semiconductors for America) Act.
Before joining NIST, Dr. Hall taught Economics and Finance at the University of Kansas and conducted policy-focused economic research on innovation and technology, economic development, workforce development, and related topics. Prior to that, Michael held a teaching position at Central Michigan University.
Dr. Hall holds a Ph.D., as well as an M.A., both in Economics, and a B.A. in Business Administration and Economics, from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.