As A One-Handed Economist, Ned Hill provides straight talk on business and markets to industry leaders looking for a new perspective. Otherwise, Ned Hill is Professor of Public Administration and City & Regional Planning at The Ohio State University’s John Glenn College of Public Affairs; he is also a member of the College of Engineering’s Ohio Manufacturing Institute. He came to OSU after serving as Dean of the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs and Professor and Distinguished Scholar of Economic Development at Cleveland State University. He has also been editor of Economic Development Quarterly and Chair of the National Advisory Board of the Manufacturing Extension Partnership. The Ohio Manufacturers Association’s Board of Directors presented him with the Legacy Award in 2005 and again in 2016 for his work on behalf of Ohio’s manufacturers. Ned earned his Ph.D. in both urban and regional planning and economics from MIT, and now teaches the doctoral seminar in public economics in the Glenn College as well as classes in economic development and state and local public policy at the Glenn College and OSU’s City and Regional Planning program.

Latest Articles from Ned Hill

Outrunning the Bear

Understanding the Different Worldviews of Economists and Business Leaders.

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Actions by Presidents — Obama’s Economic Legacy, Part 1

Presidents build their economic legacies on one of three types of actions: their reaction to economic crises, the public policy they institute to change the course of the economy, and if their actions’ and policies’ long-term effect on the health and growth of the economy.

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Homeownership — Obama’s Economic Legacy, Part 2

The fall in homeownership during Obama’s presidency is not indicative of bad financial stewardship — it was instead a natural response to market conditions, and he did the best possible job under the circumstances.

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National Debt — Obama’s Economic Legacy, Part 3

President Obama and his administration did an admirable job of holding off a second Great Depression and restructuring debt. Here’s how.

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