As A One-Handed Economist, Ned Hill provides straight talk on business and markets to industry leaders looking for a new perspective. Dr. Hill is Professor of Public Administration and City & Regional Planning at The Ohio State University‘s John Glenn College of Public Affairs and 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 Mr. Hill with the Legacy Award in 2005 and again in 2016 for his work on behalf of Ohio’s manufacturers. He 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


Honda By The Numbers

Let’s see how Honda’s obsession with metrics is reflected in an effective mission statement — and how superior performance results.

read more

So, an Economist Walks Into a Bar . . .

It is at moments like these that academic meetings move from the merely abstract to the borderline absurd.

read more


A One-Handed Economist is powered by The MPI Group. The MPI Group serves corporate leaders with original thought leadership, research, advice, and performance-targeted solutions that provide a competitive advantage in today’s fierce global marketplace. We combine these disciplines with hands-on project leadership to create a difference—in performance, in profits, and in the people who make them possible.

The MPI Group, P.O. Box 201610, Shaker Heights, OH 44120, +1 216.991.8390,,