Matthew Hall
Professor; Director of the Cornell Population Center; Director of Cornell Institute for Public Affairs
Policy Analysis and Management
Cornell Institute for Public Affairs

3M214, Martha Van Rensselaer Hall



Matt Hall is Professor of Public Policy and Sociology, 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). 

Hall is a demographer whose research focuses on immigration, racial/ethnic inequality, neighborhood 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 destination areas where immigration has been recent and rapid, and the changing nature of racial stratification and segregation in housing and neighborhoods. 

Current research projects are focused 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.

Hall teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in demography, immigration policy, and statistics. 

Hall, Matthew, John Iceland, and Youngmin Yi. 2019. “Racial Separation at Home and Work: Segregation in Residential and Workplace Settings.” Population Research and Policy Review

Hall, Matthew, Kelly Musick, and Youngmin Yi. 2019. “Living Arrangements and Household Complexity among Undocumented Latino Immigrants.” Population and Development Review

Hall, Matthew, Emily Greenman, and Youngmin Yi. 2019. “Job Mobility among Unauthorized Immigrant Workers.” Social Forces 

Hall, Matthew, Kyle Crowder, Amy Spring, and Ryan Gabriel. 2018. “Foreclosure Migration and Neighborhood Outcomes: Moving Toward Segregation and Disadvantage.” Social Science Research 70: 107-14.

Taylor, Marylee, Maria Krysan, and Matthew Hall. 2017. “The Uncertain Impact of Anglo/Latino Contact on Anglos’ Immigration Policy Views: Awareness of Latinos’ Problems is the Key.” Du Bois Review, 14: 471-95.

Hall, Matthew and Jacob Hibel. 2017. “Latino Student Growth and White Migration from U.S. School Districts, 1980-2010.” Social Problems, 64: 457-75.

York Cornell, Erin and Matthew Hall. 2017. “Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Neighborhood Problems in Urban, Suburban, and Rural Areas, 1985-2013” The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science      

Hall, Matthew and Maria Krysan. 2017. “The Neighborhood Context of Latino Threat.” Sociology of Race and Ethnicity.

Rugh, Jacob and Matthew Hall. 2016. “Deporting the American Dream: Immigrant Enforcement and Latino Foreclosures.” Sociological Science

Hall, Matthew, Laura Tach, and Barrett Lee. 2016. “Trajectories of Ethnoracial Diversity in American Communities, 1980-2010.” Population and Development Review

Hall, Matthew, Kyle Crowder, and Amy Spring. 2015. “Neighborhood Foreclosures, Racial/Ethnic Transitions, and Residential Segregation.” American Sociological Review

Hall, Matthew and Emily Greenman. 2015. “The Occupational Risk of Being Illegal in the United States: Legal Status, Job Hazard, and Compensating Differentials.” International Migration Review

Hall, Matthew and Kyle Crowder. 2014. “Native Out-Migration and Neighborhood Immigration in New Destinations.” Demography

Hall, Matthew and Jonathan Stringfield. 2014. “Undocumented Migration and the Segregation of Mexican Immigrants in New Destinations.” Social Science Research

Sharp, Gregory and Matthew Hall. 2014. “Emerging Forms of Racial Inequality in Homeownership Exit, 1968-2009” Social Problems

Hall, Matthew and Emily Greenman. 2013. “Neighborhood and Housing Quality among Undocumented Immigrants.” Social Science Research 42: 1712-25.

Hall, Matthew. 2013. “Residential Integration on the New Frontier: Immigrant Segregation in Established and New Destinations.”Demography 50: 1873-96.

Greenman, Emily and Matthew Hall. 2013. “The Influence of Legal Status on Educational Transitions among Mexican Immigrant Youth: Empirical Patterns and Policy Implications.” Social Forces 91: 1475-98.

Hall, Matthew and Kyle Crowder. 2011. “Extended-Family Resources and Racial Inequality in the Transition to Homeownership.” Social Science Research 40: 1534-46.

Crowder, Kyle, Matthew Hall, and Stewart Tolnay. 2011. “Neighborhood Immigration and Native Out-Mobility.” American Sociological Review 76: 25-47.

Hall, Matthew, Emily Greenman and George Farkas. 2010. “Legal Status and Wage Disparities for Mexican Immigrants.” Social Forces 89: 491-513.

  • Big Data for Big Policy Problems (PAM 2070)
  • Statistics for PAM Majors (PAM 2101)
  • Immigration & Public Policy (PAM 3040)
  • Population Controversies in Europe (PAM 3620)
  • Applied Econometrics in Public Affairs (PAM 5100)
  • Linear Models (PAM 6820/SOC 6020)
  • Immigrant Incorporation (PAM/SOC 6140)
  • Demography Proseminar (PAM 6810)

Ph.D., Sociology & Demography, Pennsylvania State University
M.A., Sociology & Demography, Pennsylvania State University
B.S., Sociology, Western Washington University

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