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MEET: Josh Hall

October 19, 2010

Assistant Professor of Economics Josh Hall has been all over the place lately (editing a new book, writing editorials, and tomorrow being interviewed by local radio station WCLO) and now, of course, he's on the Terrarium:

Joshua HallName: Josh Hall.
Occupation: Assistant Professor of Economics.
Hometown/residence: Cleveland/Beloit.
Hobbies: I used to play vintage base ball ( for the Ohio Village Muffins ( , but moving to Beloit and the demands of family life and work have eliminated all of my hobbies but reading and writing about economics. I’m fortunate that one of my favorite hobbies is my job!
What’s on your desert island jukebox? Pearl Jam, Tha Alkaholiks, David Allan Coe, Hank Williams Jr., The Coup, Johnny Cash, Metallica, and the soundtrack to “Everyone Says I Love You.”
Favorite meal? Anything with bacon.
What can’t you live without? My family. They were gone for a month this summer helping after the birth of our first nephew and it was an awful time for me.
What do you do in your free time? As an economist, I know there is no such thing as “free time”. ;) Seriously though, when not at work I like to read with my kids and watch the occasional Simpsons or Daria on DVD..
Who are your top-three fantasy dinner party guests? Milton Friedman, F.A. Hayek, and Adam Smith.
What gets you up in the morning? Whatever puzzle I’m working on at the time and the need to put my thoughts on that puzzle down on paper.
Which talent would you most like to have/Name a talent you have? I would like to be able to pick up languages easily.
If you were auditioning for American Idol, what song would you sing? "Uneasy Rider" by the Charlie Daniels Band. (I can’t sing).