Book: Coping with Economic Adversity: Regional Economic Resilience and Public Policy.

Coping with Adversity addresses the question of why some metropolitan-area regional economies areresilient 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.


Cornell University Press. Publication date November, 2017

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  • Hill, Edward (Ned). What is economic development? What is the job of an economic development professional? Economic Development Quarterly. 37(1) 34-48. DOI: 10.1177/0891242422114259
  • Van Leuven, Andrew, Sarah Low, and Edward (Ned) Hill. What side of town? How proximity to critical survival factors affects rural business longevity. Growth & Change. 54(2): 352-385; Electronic publication August 2022. DOI: 10.1111/grow.12652
  • Bowen, William, Edward (Ned) Hill, Andrew Thomas, Ruoran Liu, and Mark Henning. Consumer Price Effects of Deregulated Electric Generation Markets: The Case of Ohio and the Midwestern United States. Utilities Policy. 83 (August) 2023. DOI:
  • Van Leuven, Andrew and Edward (Ned) Hill. Legacy Regions, Not Legacy Cities: Growth and Decline in City-Centered Regional Economies, Journal of Urban Affairs 45(10) 1860-1883:  electronic publication December 2021;
  • The Economic Impact of the Trade Skirmish of 2018 on the Nation and Ohio, February 28, 2019 Link
  • Natural Gas Intelligence, June 7, 2017: Williams touts northeast supply project Link.
  • NetworkWorld and ITWorld, June 5, 2017: Hill and his research on the Internet of Things, Industry 4.0, and Manufacturing 5.0 was the focus of an interview. Link.
  • Canton Suburbanite, May 26, 2017: Future of Akron-Canton Airport. Link.
  • The Atlantic, May 15, 2017: The men who take “women’s” jobs. 
  • Crain’s Cleveland Business, March 26, 2017:Performance of manufacturing in Akron. Link.
  • Crains Cleveland Business, March 23, 2017: Coverage of my keynote address at the Summit County’s manufacturing workforce convening. Link.
  • AP Cincinnati Enquirer, February 13, 2017: Kasich: Enough with the Rustbelt. Link.
  • Crains Cleveland Business, February 5, 2017: MLB All-Star game could be an economic homerun for Cleveland. Link.
  • Midwest Energy News, February 2, 2017: Covered Hill’s research on the Ohio electricity market, "Gas industry, manufacturers push back on efforts to re-regulate Ohio electricity markets,” Link.
  • Columbus Dispatch, January 26, 2017: Trump may slap a 20% tax on Mexican exports. Link.
  • Canton Repository, January 16, 2017: Eight years of Barack Obama: Economic savior but … Link.
  • Crains Cleveland Business, January 8, 2017: Will Trump’s policies help manufacturing gears turn? Link.
  • Columbus Dispatch, January 8, 2017: Foreign policy likely to mar Obama’s legacy despite economy gains. Link.
  • Natural Gas Intelligence, January 8, 2016: Ethane cracker site being cleared, investment decision still uncertain. Link.
  • Technical Report: Thomas, Andrew, William Bowen, Edward Hill, Adam Kanter, Takeyoung Kim, Electricity Customer Choice in Ohio: How competition has outperformed traditional monopoly regulation. Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council, January 2017
  • Columbus Dispatch, November 27, 2016: Trump trade talk more likely to bring recession than jobs. Link.
  • WOSU, November 23, 2016: What is a sanctuary City, And will Columbus be one? Link.
  • Toledo Blade, Many Trump foes eager to see him act on NAFTA: But economists warn against protectionism. November 20, 2017. 
  • Columbus Dispatch November 17, 2016: Coverage of my work on the cost of the electricity generation market re-monopolizing in Ohio: Link.
  • Crains Cleveland Business, November 16, 2016: Coverage of my November Speech on the manufacturing workforce. Link.
  • The Atlantic, November 10, 2017: Post-election analysis of the American Rustbelt: “Democrats do not have an easy answer for the Rustbelt." Link.
  • Columbus Dispatch, November 10, 2016: Will Trump’s victory be good for Ohio business? It all depends, Link.
  • Akron Beacon Journal: October 28,2016: Free trade a top issue. Link.
  • National Public Radio, WKSU, October 26, 2016: Trade Ranks High Among Ohio Voter Concerns, This WKSU report on trade and the election was picked up nationally. Link.
  • Toledo Blade, October 10, 2016: Quoted extensively in 2-part series on the impact of trade on the domestic auto industry: Part 2, Employment for life fades as NAFTA blamed. 
  • Toledo Blade, October 9, 2016: Part 1, Many lament job loses as auto work moves to Mexico. Link.
  • Cincinnati Enquirer, September 28, 2016: On the blame governor’s get for the economic performance of their states. Link.
  • CBS Radio News, September 21, 2016: Explaining Ohio’s presidential politics. Link.
  • Crains Chicago Business: August 1, 2016: Interview with Hill, How to shake off the rustbelt label for good. 
  • NextCity Magazine, July 18, 2016: Cleveland 2016 RNC May Be the Convention That Future Host Cities Measure. 
  • CBS Radio News MarketWatch, July 15, 2016: As GOP Convenes, A Tale Two Clevelands. Link.
  • Toledo Blade, May 22, 2016: FirstEnergy rate plan gets retooled.
  • Hill, Edward W. 2014. "Introduction" In The Road through the Rust Belt: From Preeminence to Decline to Prosperity, William M. Bowen, ed. Kalamazoo, MI: W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, pp. 1-6. 
  • Kathryn W. Hexter, Edward W. Hill, Brian A. Mikelbank, Benjamin Y. Clark, et al.. "Revitalizing Distressed Older Suburbs" (2011) 
  • Edward W. Hill, Jim Samuel and Fran Stewart. "Driving Ohio's Prosperity - Recommendations" (2009)
  • Pamela Blumenthal, Harold Wolman and Edward W. Hill. "Understanding the Economic Performance of Metropolitan Areas in the United States" Urban Studies Vol. 46 Iss. 3 (2009) 
  • Harold Wolman, Edward W. Hill, Pamela Blumenthal and Kimberly Furdell. "Understanding Economically Distressed Cities" Retooling for Growth (Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press) (2008)
  • Harold Wolmam, Edward W. Hill, Patricia Atkins, Pamela Blumenthal, et al.. "States and their Cities: Partnerships for the Future" (2007)
  • Hill, E. W., & Brennan, J. (2005). America's Central Cities and the Location of Work. Journal Of The American Planning Association, 71(4), 411-432.
  • Edward W. Hill and Iryna Lendel. "Did 9/11 change Manhattan and the New York Region as Places to Conduct Business?" Iss. urban_facpub (2005)
  • Edward W. Hill and Jeremy Nowak. "Policies to Uncover The Competitive Advantages of America's Distressed Cities" Urban competitiveness (2002) 
  • Hill, Edward W. and Jeremy Nowak, Wanted: A Camden Exit Strategy, Philadelphia Inquirer. 
  • Patricia Burgess, Ruth Durack and Edward W. Hill. "Re-Imaging The Rust Belt: Can Cleveland Sustain The Renaissance?" Imaging the city (New Brunswick, NJ: CUPR Press, 2001): 95-117. (2001)
  • Hill, Edward W. and Jeremy Nowak, Cities That Have Forgotten Their Regional Economies: Strategies for America's Distressed Cities, Greater Philadelphia Regional Review (Fall 2000): 8-11.