Andy Hall

Senior Researcher

  • Andy Hall
    Keizer Karelplein 19, 6211 TC, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    + 31 (0)43 388 4400
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland


    Ph.D., Science and Technology Policy Studies, University of Sussex
    M.Sc., Rural Resource Management

    Biographical Statement

    Dr. Hall joined UNU-INTECH, now the UNU Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT), in April 2004, as a researcher in the area of Innovation Processes and Policies in Agriculture. His research focus is on institutional learning and change processes in relation to sustainable development and the strengthening of local innovation systems. Dr. Hall was based at the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) in India from 1997, on secondment from the Natural Resources Institute of the University of Greenwich, UK, where he was a Reader in Innovation Systems. From 2001, Dr. Hall was regional coordinator for a research programme of the British agency for international cooperation, DFID, where he was instrumental in establishing a regional portfolio of partnership projects based on innovation system principles. Dr. Hall received his Ph.D. in Science and Technology Policy Studies from SPRU, University of Sussex in 1994 and holds an M.Sc. in Rural Resource Management. He has extensive research experience in India, Thailand, Bangladesh, Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya and South Africa and has published extensively in his area of specialization.

  • Peer-reviewed Journal Articles

    • Klerkx, Lawrence, Andy Hall & Cees Leeuwis, 2010, Strengthening Agricultural Innovation Capacity: Are Innovation Brokers the Answer?, International Journal of Agricultural Resources, Governance and Ecology, Vol. 8, Numbers 5-6, pp. 409-438(30)
    • Hall, Andy & N. Clark, 2010, What do Complex Adaptive Systems Look Like and what are the Implications for Innovation Policy?, Journal of International Development, Vol. 22, Issue 3, pp. 308-324
    • Hall, Andy, 2006, Public Private sector partnerships in a system of agricultural innovation: Concepts and challenges, International Journal of Technology Management and Sustainable Development, 5. No.1
    • Sulaiman, R., Andy Hall & N. Suresh, 2005, Effectiveness of private sector agricultural extension in India: lessons for the new extension policy agenda., ODI Agricultural Research and Extension Network (AgREN) Paper , No. 117 January 2005
    • Hall, Andy, R. Raina & R. Sulaiman, 2005, Institutional learning and change: a review of concepts and principles, NCAP Policy Brief , No. 21. National Centre for Agricultural Economics and Policy Research,. India: New Delhi. pp 4
    • Hall, Andy, Lynn K. Mytelka & Banji Oyelaran-Oyeyinka, 2005, The innovation systems concept: implications for agricultural research policy and practice, ILAC Policy Brief, No.2., International Plant Genetic Resources Institute. Rome in pp 4
    • Hall, Andy, 2005, Capacity development for agricultural biotechnology in developing countries: an innovation systems view of what it is and how to develop it, Journal of International Development, Vol 19, No.5:pp 611-630
    • Sulaiman, R. & Andy Hall, 2005, Extension Policy at the National Level in Asia, Plant Production Science, Vol 8. No 3.: 308-319
    • Hall, Andy, 2005, Capacity Development for Agricultural Biotechnology in Developing Countries: An Innovation Systems View of What It Is and How to Develop It, Journal of International Development, 17:5, pp. 611-630
    • Hall, Andy, R. Sulaiman, N. Clark & B. Yoganand, 2003, From measuring impact to learning institutional lessons: an innovation systems perspective on improving the management of international agricultural research, Agricultural Systems , 78, pp. 213-241