Overview

Michael Hall is an Associate Professor at the Political Science department at Wichita State University.  Prof. Hall specializes in international relations.  He is the author of Exchange Rate Crises in Developing Countries: The Political Role of the Banking Sector, and articles on the politics of the economy and (with Dinorah Azpuru) on democratization.  Prof. Hall teaches courses in International Relations, International Political Economy, U.S. Foreign Policy, European Politics, and others.  Along with Prof. John Dreifort, he is an advisor for the International Studies major.  He is a member of the Midwest Political Science Association. 

In 2019, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Wichita State University awarded Prof. Hall the John R. Barrier Distinguished Teaching Award in the Humanities and Social Sciences.  This award is given once a year and recognized Prof. Hall’s work in developing teaching simulations and commitment to students. 

Prof. Hall earned a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 2002.  He earned a Master of Public and International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh in 1993.

Information

Areas of Teaching Interest
  • International Relations
  • Political Economy
  • Foreign Policy
  • American Politics
Publications

“The Global Political Economy of Exchange Rates,” to be published in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia in 2020

 “Democratization in Latin America: Insights for the Arab States,” International Journal of World Peace, Vol. 34, No. 2, June 2017 With Dinorah Azpuru

“Yes, Our “Flawed” Democracy Just Got Downgraded.  Here’s Why.” With Dinorah

Azpuru, in The Monkey Cage, Washington Post, February 23, 2017

 “The Global Political Economy of Exchange Rates,” in the International Studies Compendium Project, ed. by Robert Denemark, Wiley-Blackwell, 2010

 “Why Peg?: The Role of Capital Mobility and Financial Intermediation,”

International Review of Applied Economics, 2009

 “Testing the Hollowing-Out Thesis,” International Interactions, Vol. 34, Issue 2,

2008

 “Democracy and Floating Exchange Rates,” International Political Science

Review, Vol. 29, No. 1, January 2008

 “Coalition Formation and Models of Capitalism,” Business and Politics, Vol. 8,

Issue 3, December 2006

 

Exchange Rate Crises in Developing Countries: The Political Role of the Banking

Sector, December 2005, (London: Ashgate Publishing)

Working Papers

“Are Some Regions Exceptions to the Conditions Behind Democracy?,” with Dinorah Azpuru, Dominik Lett, and Shelby Rowell, originally to be presented to the Midwestern Political Science Association Conference, in Chicago, IL April 17, 2020

 “Forecasting the Electoral College,” with Olivia Babin, to be submitted summer 2020. 

 “Ideological Polarization and Retrospective Economic Voting,” to be submitted to American Political Research in fall 2020.

Awards and Honors

John R. Barrier Distinguished Teaching Award in the Humanities and Social Sciences