Edward Hill

Edward Hill (economic resilience)
Dean, Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs
Cleveland State University

Edward W. (Ned) Hill focuses on economic development and urban public policy. He is vice president for economic development at Cleveland State University and professor and distinguished scholar of economic development at its Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs. He serves as a nonresident senior fellow of the Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program, and a nonresident visiting fellow at the Institute of Urban and Regional Development at the University of California at Berkeley. He is also affiliated with the Faculty of Economics at the University of Rijeka in Croatia.

Hill is author of two books, co-editor of five books, and numerous other publications. He was a lead in a joint Deloitte Consulting–Cleveland State University team that wrote “Industry-based Competitive Strategies for Ohio: Managing Three Portfolios [pdf] in 2005 and “Manufacturing Pennsylvania’s Future” in 2004. In 2001, he coauthored “Ohio’s Competitive Advantage: Manufacturing Productivity,” which has been credited with starting a five-year statewide conversation that resulted in fundamental business tax reform in the state of Ohio. The “Cincinnati Enquirer” referred to Hill as the “godfather of tax reform” in the summer of 2005.

Hill’s is currently completing a project with Harold Wolman on the influence of state policies on city well-being for the Fannie Mae Foundation. He holds a PhD jointly awarded in economics and urban and regional planning from MIT, as well as an MCP.