Honda by the Numbers
IndustryWeek, Oct 24 | 2017
In part 3 of his One-Handed Economist series, "What Is Your Value Proposition?" Ned Hill examines how Honda’s obsession with metrics is reflected in an effective mission statement — and how superior performance results.
To read more blogs from the series, please visit http://nedhillonehandedeconomist.com/
Study: Solid economic growth yet to drive up pay broadly in Ohio
Columbus Dispatch, September 2 | 2018. Mark Ferenchik and Rita Price.
Steelworkers Demand Higher Wages as Tariffs Boost Profits
Bloomberg Law, Daily Labor Report, August 30 | 2018. Andrew Wallender.
Does Columbus' new Seattle flight mean a better chance for Amazon's HQ2?
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KCBS News Radio San Francisco, August 21 | 2018.
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The Finance 202: Trump tariffs could drive U.S. factories overseas
Washington Post, August 2 | 2018. Tory Newmyer.
Tariffs on steel are wrong approach to reviving industry
Columbus Dispatch, July 7 | 2018.
Analysts doubt tariffs will level playing field for US steel companies
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Trump's Aluminum Tariffs Leave Craft Brewers With The Tab
WOSU, Public radio, July 2 | 2018. Michael Lee.
Trump's own tariffs make it harder to rebuild infrastructure
Santa Fe New Mexican and others, Associated Press, July 30 | 2018. David A. Lieb.
Tax cuts, 232 dash infrastructure hopes
American Metal Market, June 21 | 2018. Dom Yanchun.
Northeast Ohio lacks vision, clear economic plan, some leaders say
Cleveland Palin Dealer, June 8 | 2018. Michelle Jarboe.
Not Yet A War, But Ohio Seeing Tariff Effects Of 'Trade Skirmish'
WCPN, public radio Cleveland, June 1 | 2018. Tony Ganzer.
Trump imposes steel, aluminum tariffs on U.S. allies and Europe plans to retaliate
USA Today, June 1 | 2018. John Fritze.
Ohio diverts money from coal mine cleanup fund as risk of closures rises
Midwest Energy News, May 29 | 2018. Mark Olalde.
Columbus' chances improve in race to attract Amazon HQ2
Columbus ABC TV-6, May 18 | 2018. Tom Bosco.
A National Party Convention in San Antonio Could Result in Economic Wins
Rivard Report, April 26 | 2018. Shari Biediger.
In Mexico's own Motor City, billion-dollar investments but also fear of Trump's trade moves
Los Angeles Times, April 23 | 2018. Marc Vartabedian.
Once More for the Land
Crain’s Cleveland Business, April 15 | 2018. Kevin Kleps.
Ramco continues growth with recent acquisition
Crain’s Cleveland Business, April 15 | 2018. Dan Shingler
Tariffs Lift Hopes for Jobs in American Mill Towns
New York Times, March 6 | 2018. Paul Wiseman
How American steelmakers have survived — without Trump’s help
Washington Post, March 6 | 2018. Steven Mufson and Andrew Van Dam
Elliot: Would trade war affect golf courses?
Daily Iowan, March 6 | 2108. Beau Elliot
Economist Ned Hill Looks At Potential Impacts Of Tariffs On Steel-Producing States
National Public Radio, All Things Considered. March 3 | 2018. Ari Shapiro
Trump may prosper from tariffs even if this faded port town doesn’t
Washington Post, March 2 | 2018. David J. Lynch
The Economics of Arming America’s Schools
Washington Post, February 22 | 2018. Philip Bump
Cleveland.com, Feb 22 | 2018
A five question interview with Ned Hill reveals his perspective on Ohio manufacturing and its relationship with current politics and policies.
Ohio farms, businesses fear worst if NAFTA scrapped
Columbus Dispatch, February 4 | 2018. Jack Torry
BBC Story from Ohio has Lessons for U.S. Policy Makers.
Immigration Blog, February 1 | 2018. Jerry Kramer
State of the Union: Live from Louisville.
BBC Radio, January 30 | 2018. Fergus Nicoll
The State of the Union (Report on Ohio)
BBC Radio, January 30 | 2018. Fergus Nicoll
OCC, OSU Economist Slam Electric Security Plans, Praise HB247
Hannah Report, January 23 | 2018
Big growth comes from little trailers at nüCamp RV
Crains Cleveland Business, January 21 | 2018. Dan Shingler
Regulatory ruling leaves energy companies wondering what future holds
Toledo Blade, January 12 | 2018. John Chavez
Professor Characterizes SB155 as 'Lemon Socialism'
Hannah Report, January 11 | 2018
Opponents say Senate bill would raise DP&L rates
Dayton Daily News, January 11 | 2018. Tom Gnau
Ohio Senate candidate calls for ‘equalization fund’ to help rural areas fight opioid abuse, boost employment.
WCMH-TV, Channel 4 News, January 3 | 2018
Thai Company Again Delays FID for Ohio Cracker, Telling Public to Stay Tuned in 2018
NGI Shale Daily, December 22 | 2017. Jamison Cocklin
How Did Ohio's Most Liberal City End Up With Its Most Conservative Congressman?
Ohio Public Radio: WKSU, December 20 | 2017. Schultz, M. L.
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Ohio Public Radio: WKSU, December 19 | 2017. Bhatia, Kabir
Summit County Has Four Congressional Districts But Not a Member of Congress to Call Its Own
Ohio Public Radio: WKSU, December 18 | 2017. Mark Arehart
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Crain’s Cleveland Business, November 11 | 2017. Rachel Abbey McCafferty
Ohio legislators say gerrymandering needs to be fixed, but will they act? - Out of Line: Impact 2017 and Beyond
Cleveland Plain Dealer, November 2 | 2017
With Amazon Looming, What Is the Future of Retail in Akron
Ohio Public Radio: WKSU, Ocotber 30 | 2017. Kabir Bhatia
Professor: Innovation will change the future of working and living in Columbus
Ohio State University Press Office, July 28 | 2017
Softening vehicle sales, rising automation halt growth in Ohio’s auto jobs
Columbus Dispatch, July 23 | 2017. Dan Gearino and Mark Williams
Ohio decision could put more ratepayers on the hook for old cleanup costs
MidWest Energy News, July 7 | 2017. Kathiann M. Kowalski
Williams touts northeast supply project
Natural Gas Intelligence, June 7 | 2017
What is Industry 4.0?
NetworkWorld and ITWorld, June 5 | 2017. Allen Bernard
Survival of an airport: Where does CAK stand in the bigger picture?
Canton Suburbanite, May 26 | 2017. Brian Lisik
The Men who Take “Women’s” Jobs
The Atlantic, May 15 | 2017. Alana Semuels
Can the Ohio legislature offer a real gerrymandering fix? 4 tests to apply - Out of Line: Impact 2017 and Beyond
Cleveland Plain Dealer, January 5 | 2017. Rich Exner
Democrats Don’t Have an Easy Answer for the Rust Belt
The Atlantic, Nov 25 | 2016
The biggest problem Democrats face now, and will face in the future, is that there are no simple solutions to the economic crisis in the Rust Belt. Ned Hill says that one way to create jobs in the Rust Belt is to bolster apprenticeship programs so that unskilled workers can get trained in some of the hundreds of thousands of jobs now going unfilled.
Many Trump Foes Eager to See Him Act on NAFTA, But Economists Warn Against Protectionism
Tom Troy, Toledo Blade, Nov 20 | 2016, Renegotiating NAFTA
Many economists see NAFTA as a scapegoat for job losses that have more to do with efficiencies, such as robotics and obsolete plants being closed. Ned Hill, professor of public affairs and city and regional planning at Ohio State University, said a withdrawal from NAFTA will drive business to Vietnam and Thailand because of the need for low-cost labor. “If their goal is to raise trade barriers to any country that has a labor cost advantage over the U.S., two things are going to happen: There’s going to be a trade war and the American consumer is going to revolt” because of the suddenly high cost of products, he said. And the manufacturers in the United States who export to Canada, Mexico, and China — Ohio’s three biggest export customers — will suffer.
"Deregulation shaved $15 billion from Ohio electric bills, lawmakers to meet Friday to re-regulate"
John Funk, Plain Dealer, November 17 | 2016:
Ned Hill offers some thoughts on what's next in manufacturing.
Rachel Abbey McCafferty, Nov. 16 | 2016.
"Factory Towns Felt Left Behind by Clinton, says Ohio State Manufacturing Economist"
Thom Knox Columbus Business First, Nov 9 | 2016
Will Trump’s victory be good for Ohio businesses?
Mark Williams and Dan Gearing, Nov 9 | 2016
It all depends “The single-most-important thing is the future of NAFTA and the future of the North American trading bloc, because that’s enormously important for Ohio,” said Ned Hill, an Ohio State University economist. Hill cites Honda as an example of a major employer that stands to lose if Trump follows through on his talk about trade deals such as the North American Free Trade Agreement. Honda has assembly plants in Marysville and East Liberty, and it also has factories in Mexico and Canada. A Honda spokesman had no comment. Hill’s larger worry is that Trump does not seem to have a clear economic worldview. That leaves companies guessing about his priorities.