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Matthew Hall

Matt Hall

Professor; Director, Cornell Population Center; Director, Cornell Institute for Public Affairs

mhall@cornell.edu | @fertmortmig

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Matt Hall is a demographer whose research focuses on immigration, racial/ethnic inequality, population change, and demographic methods. He has contributed to research assessing the economic and social impacts of unauthorized migration, the emergence of Latino boom towns and other new immigrant destination areas, and the changing nature of racial stratification and segregation in housing and neighborhoods. 

Current research projects focus on understanding the consequences of intensified interior immigration enforcement, the link between immigration status and child development, describing patterns of racial discrimination in US housing markets, and the development of data science tools for demographic estimation.

Professor Hall is the Director of the Cornell Population Center (CPC), Director of the Program on Applied Demographics (PAD), and Director of the Cornell Institute for Public Affairs (CIPA). 

Professor Hall received his undergraduate degree from Western Washington University and his master’s degree and Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State University.