Abigail Hall

University of Tampa


Abigail Hall is an Associate Professor in Economics at the University of Tampa in Tampa, Florida. She is also an affiliated scholar with the Mercatus Center at George Mason University and a Senior Fellow with the Independent Institute in Oakland, California. She is a Non-Resident Fellow with Defense Priorities and a Public Choice and Public Policy Fellow with the American Institute for Economic Research. She earned her PhD in Economics from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.

Hall’s broader research interests include Austrian Economics, Political Economy and Public Choice, Defense and Peace Economics, and Institutions and Economic Development. Her work includes topics surrounding militarism, the U.S. military, and national defense, including domestic police militarization, domestic extremism, arm sales, weapons as foreign aid, the cost of military mobilization, and the political economy of military technology. She has written extensively on the domestic consequences of foreign intervention and the economics of propaganda. Her current research relates to the economics of peace and conflict and U.S. intervention in Latin America.

Publications by Abigail Hall