Viv Hall has held the Macarthy Chair of Economics at Victoria University of Wellington since July 1989.
Prior to that, he was Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Sydney. He has been a Visiting Research Scholar at Yale and Stanford Universities, the University of California San Diego, Purdue University, the University of Western Ontario, the Universities of Manchester and Birmingham, the Research School of Social Sciences at the Australian National University, the New Zealand Treasury and the Reserve Bank of New Zealand. He has also been a Consultant to the OECD, and to a range of private and public sector organisations in different countries.
Viv's research and teaching interests span macroeconomic theory, modelling and policy, with particular focus on monetary policy, fiscal policy and inflation. His current research involves: New Zealand's current account deficit; implications for New Zealand's monetary policy, of an Australasian Monetary Union or a common currency with the U.S.; Regional business cycles in New Zealand; and Successful Central Banking: Common Elements or Different Models?
He was a Director of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand from March 1992 till February 2002, is a member of the independent Advisory Panel for the New Zealand Treasury's Macroeconomic Forecasts, and has been a Member of the Board of Trustees of the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research since October 1991.