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Ned Hill, PhD

  • Professor, John Glenn College of Public Affairs, City and Regional Planning Section

Ned Hill is Professor of Public Administration at the John Glenn College of Public Affairs and and City and Regional Planning at the Knowlton School. He is also a member of the College of Engineering's Ohio Manufacturing Institute. Hill came to The Ohio State University after serving as Dean of the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University. He was the editor of Economic Development Quarterly and Chair of the National Advisory Board of the Manufacturing Extension Partnership and is currently a member of MAGNET's Board of Directors. MAGNET is the Ohio MEP's affiliate in Northeast Ohio. Hill teaches public economics, economic development and state and local public policy, and introduction to public affairs for the Glenn College and City and Regional Planning. He earned his Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Planning and Economics and his MCP from MIT.


CRPLAN 7531: Economic Development Policy
PUBAFRS 2110: Introduction to Public Affairs
PUBAFRS 8050: Seminar in Public Sector Economics 

Recent Work

Coping with Adversity: Regional Economic Resilience and Public Policy

Coping with Adversity addresses the question of why some metropolitan-area regional economies are resilient in the face of economic shocks and chronic distress while others are not. It is particularly concerned with what public policies make a difference in whether a region is resilient. The authors employ a wide range of techniques to examine the experience of all metropolitan area economies from 1978–2014. They then look closely at six American metropolitan areas to determine what strategies were employed, which of these contributed to regional economic resilience, and which did not. The six case studies include hard data on employment, production, and demographics, as well as material on public policies and actions.

Selected Publications

Wolman, Harold, Howard Wial, Travis St. Clair and Edward Hill, Coping with Adversity: Regional Economic Resilience and Public Policy. Cornell University Press.