Steven Hall
Steven Hall
Associate Professor of Political Science
International Relations / Comparative Politics


Room:NQ 295D

About Steven Hall

Dr. Hall joined the Political Science Department in the Fall of 2005. His teaching focuses in international relations and methods. His research focuses primarily on international political economy, economic development, and capital flows. Dr. Hall has taught Political Science Research Methods (POLS 210) and International Relations (POLS 293) at the undergraduate level.

For the M.P.A. program, Dr. Hall serves as the Graduate Director. He has taught International Political Economy (POLS 611) and Research Methods in Political Science (POLS 611) at the graduate level.


Professional Experience

  • Ball State University: Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, (2005-Present)
  • North Carolina State University: Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, (2003-2005)



  • Ph.D.     Political Science,  University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • M.A.      Political Science,  University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research,   University of Michigan
  • B.A.       Economics and Foreign Affairs,   University of Virginia


Selected Research and Publications

Journal Articles

  • 2013. "The Dynamics of Within-Regime Stability: Party Tenure and Economic Performance" International Political Science Review. (with Misa Nishikawa), July (online).
  • 2012. "Convenient Turnout: a Case Study of the Indiana Vote Center Pilot Program." (with Joseph Losco and Raymond Scheele) The International Journal of Business and Social Science, 3, no.8: 304-313.
  • 2011. "Managing Tied Aid Competition: Domestic Politics, Credible Threats, and the Helsinki Disciplines." Review of International Political Economy 18, no. 5:646-672. 
  • 2010. "Long Waves and Hostility," Indiana Journal of Political Sciences, 12: 22-32.
  • 2009. "The Political Economy of Geographic Indications: Cooperation and Discord in the WTO," Journal of the Indiana Academy of Social Sciences, 13: 142-159.


Book Chapters

  • 2008. "Review: Limits to Liberalization: Local Culture in a Global Marketplace." Perspectives on Politics, Volume 6, Number 1 (March), pp. 204-205.
  • 2007. "Review: The Organizational Dynamics of Adjustment Lending." International Studies Review, Volume 9. Number 1 (May), pp. 140-142.


Honors and Awards

  • Cohen Peace Fellowship, Ball State University (2007)
  • Fisher Fellowship, Ball State University (2006)
  • Humane Studies Fellowship, Institute of Human Studies (2004)
  • John Patrick Hagen Award for Graduate Student Teaching, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2000)
  • Best Graduate Student Paper, International Studies Association-South Annual Conference (1999)

Course Schedule
Course No. Section Times Days Location
Sr Thes in Gov and P 404 800 0000 - 0000 OL, room ONLINE