Session in memory of Professor Andrew Hughes Hallett

Speaker(s) Type Length Chair
John Lewis Maria Demertzis Nicola Viegi Paul Levine Special
Peter McAdam

To celebrate the life and work of Andrew Hughes Hallett (1947 – 2019), the Scottish Economic Society will hold a special session at its conference in April. Professor Hughes Hallett was University Professor of Economics and Public Policy at George Mason University, Senior Research Fellow at Kings College (University of London), Honorary Professor at the University of St Andrews, and a member of the Scottish Growth Commission.
“Andy” was a hugely prolific researcher and the author of literally hundreds of papers and several books on a variety of subjects (including macroeconomic policy, central-bank independence, fiscal-monetary policy mix, European monetary union and real convergence, Scottish independence, dynamic games, uncertainty, algorithm theory and numerical methods). He was respected and beloved by his colleagues and by his many doctoral students, many of whom have gone on to have distinguished careers in academic and policy circles.
The session comprises three papers all by outstanding authors who knew and worked with Andy and share his economic interests.


(Listed in order of speakers above)

Gravity model estimates of the spatial determinants of trade and migration: Distant cousins?

To Understand the World you need a Hamada Diagram

The Use and Mis-Use of SVARs for Validating DSGE Models