Adam Hall

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Adam Hall (1996) read history at Durham University (2014-2017, BA) and economic history at the London School of Economics and Political Science (2017-2018, MSc), before pursuing a degree in European Public Policy Analysis at the College of Europe (2019-2020, MA). His academic exploits have mainly focussed on the critical and contested application of New Institutional economic theory in premodern history, reflected in two theses on the topic, both awarded with summa cum laude. He is currently active with the VUB's HOST (Historical Research into Urban Transformation Processes) research group, as a doctoral researcher on the Managing Markets project. Supervised by Prof. Bart Lambert (VUB) and Prof. Louis Sicking (VU Amsterdam), he critically assesses the efficacy of commercial institutions as an indicator and predictor of premodern economic growth and commercial success in the Burgundian and Habsburg Low Countries.