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Andrew T. Hill

Economic Education Advisor

Phone: (215) 574-4392
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Andrew T. Hill is the economic education advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia and an adjunct professor of economics at Temple University. He has Ph.D., M.A., and B.S. degrees in economics from the University of Delaware.

Prior to joining the Bank in 2002 as an economic education specialist, Hill was a visiting assistant professor of economics at Washington College in Chestertown, MD. In the college classroom, he has taught principles of economics, labor economics, and environmental and natural resource economics, as well as a seminar in writing economics for senior economics majors.

Hill is a member of the American Economic Association, the National Council for the Social Studies, and the National Association of Economic Educators. In 2012, Hill received both the Bessie B. Moore Service Award from the National Association of Economic Educators and the University of Delaware's Presidential Citation for Outstanding Achievement, and he earned the University of Delaware's Excellence in Teaching Award in 2001.

Hill is vice president of the Pennsylvania Jump$tart Coalition, a member of the executive board of the National Association of Economic Educators, a Leadership Philadelphia fellow, a former member of the board of directors of the Pennsylvania Economic Association, past chair of the Federal Reserve System's economic educators work group, and past chair of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia's diversity council. In 2004, Hill was a participant in the National Council on Economic Education's Training of Writers program in St. Petersburg, Russia. He served as a member of the writing committees for the National Standards for Financial Literacy and FOCUS: Middle School World History and was a contributor to High School Economics, Third Edition. In 2011–2013, Hill served as a member of the Pennsylvania Task Force on Economic Education and Personal Financial Literacy Education. He has published articles in the International Handbook of Financial Literacy, International Review of Economics Education, Journal of Consumer Education, Perspectives on Economic Education Research, Social Education, and Social Studies and the Young Learner, as well as numerous lessons for use in the K-12 classroom. He is a frequent presenter on economic and personal financial education topics at national and state education conferences.

Fields of Interest

  • Economic education
  • Personal financial education

Publications

  • "Gender and Student Achievement in Personal Finance: Evidence from Keys to Financial Success" (with C. Asarta) in Carmela Aprea, Eveline Wuttke, Klaus Breuer, et al., eds., International Handbook of Financial Literacy. New York: Springer, 2016, pp. 545–567.
  • "Work, Education, and Income: Economics and Financial Literacy in the Early Grades" PDF (with B. Meszaros), Social Studies and the Young Learner 28(1) September/October 2015, pp. 12–16.
  • "Teacher's Human Capital and Student Achievement in Personal Finance: Evidence from Keys to Financial Success" PDF (with R. Chambers), Perspectives on Economic Education Research 9(2) 2015, pp. 39–53.
  • "Teaching About Personal Finance: The National Standards for Financial Literacy" (with M. Suiter), Social Education 78(4) September 2014, pp. 189–191.
  • "The Features and Effectiveness of the Keys to Financial Success Curriculum” (with C. Asarta and B. Meszaros), International Review of Economics Education 16(Part A) May 2014, pp. 39–50.
  • "Status of K-12 Personal Financial Education in the United States" PDF (with B. Meszaros), Journal of Consumer Education 28, 2011, pp. 1-15.
  • "It's Not Your Mother and Father's Monetary Policy Anymore: The Federal Reserve and Financial Crisis Relief" (with W. Wood), Social Education 75(2) March/April 2011, pp. 76-81.
  • "Entrepreneurs in Mesopotamia," FOCUS: Middle School World History, New York: Council for Economic Education, 2011, pp. 67-78.
  • "Paper Money of the Sung, Yuan, and Ming Dynasties," FOCUS: Middle School World History, New York: Council for Economic Education, 2011, pp. 197-215.
  • "Renaissance Banking," FOCUS: Middle School World History, New York: Council for Economic Education, 2011, pp. 355-372.
  • "Money Matters for the Young Learner," Social Studies and the Young Learner 22(3) January/February 2010, pp. 25-31.
  • "Functions and Characteristics of Money," Lessons to Accompany The Federal Reserve and You, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, available at www.philadelphiafed.org/education, 2013.
  • "The First Bank of the United States," Lessons to Accompany The Federal Reserve and You, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, available at www.philadelphiafed.org/education, 2013.
  • "Uncle Jed's Barbershop," a lesson available at www.philadelphiafed.org/education, 2010.
  • "A Lesson to Accompany 'The First Bank of the United States: A Chapter in the History of Central Banking,'" available at www.philadelphiafed.org/education, 2009.
  • "The Goat in the Rug," a lesson available at www.philadelphiafed.org/education, 2009.
  • "A Lesson to Accompany 'Benjamin Franklin and the Birth of a Paper Money Economy,'" Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, available at www.philadelphiafed.org/education, 2008.
  • "A Lesson to Accompany Tortilla Factory," Federal Reserve Banks of Philadelphia and St. Louis, available at www.philadelphiafed.org/education, 2008.
  • "Saturday Sancocho," a lesson available at www.philadelphiafed.org/education, 2008.
  • "The Case of the Gigantic $100,000 Bill," Intersections, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, Spring 2007, pp. 2-12.
  • "So Few of Me," a lesson available at www.philadelphiafed.org/education, 2007.
  • "The Market for Loanable Funds," a lesson for the National Council on Economic Education, forthcoming.
  • "Candy Kids" (with E. Chislari, S. Agami, and S. Abduvakhab), Economics from Here to There, National Council on Economics Education, 2006, pp. 9-18.
  • "Opportunity Cost, Scarcity, and Choice," Intersections, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, Spring 2006, pp. 2-3.
  • "Less Than Zero" (with J. Austin, B. Meszaros, and M. Suiter), a lesson available at www.philadephiafed.org/education, 2006.
  • "The Pickle Patch Bathtub" (with B. Meszaros and M. Suiter), a lesson available at www.philadelphiafed.org/education, 2006.
  • "What Is the Federal Reserve?" Lessons to Accompany the "Money in Motion" Exhibit, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, available at www.philadelphiafed.org/education, 2006.
  • "What Does the Fed Do?" Lessons to Accompany the "Money in Motion" Exhibit, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, available at www.philadelphiafed.org/education, 2006.
  • "What is Money?" Intersections, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, Winter 2005, pp. 2-4.
  • "The Fed: Fact or Fiction? An Analysis of the Coverage of the Federal Reserve in Principles of Economics Textbooks," (with M. Ray) Proceedings of the Pennsylvania Economic Association 2004 Conference, 2004.
  • "Changes at the Discount Window," Intersections, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, Spring 2004, pp. 2-4.
  • "Do Teacher Education, Class Size, and Homework Have an Effect on High School Mathematics Achievement? Evidence From NELS:88," Proceedings of the Pennsylvania Economic Association 2003 Conference, 2003.

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