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Andrew T. Hill

Economic Education Officer

Phone: (215) 574-4392
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Andrew Hill is the economic education officer at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia and adjunct professor of economics at Temple University. He has led the Philadelphia Fed’s economic and personal financial education program since 2002. In the college classroom, Hill has taught principles of economics, labor economics, environmental and natural resource economics, and a seminar in writing and presenting economics for senior economics majors.

In 2012, Hill received both the Bessie B. Moore Service Award from the National Association of Economic Educators and the University of Delaware Presidential Citation for Outstanding Achievement. He is a recipient of a number of teaching awards. Hill is a member of the executive board of the National Association of Economic Educators, a Leadership Philadelphia fellow, past chair of the Federal Reserve System’s economic educators workgroup, and past chair of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia’s diversity council.

Hill served as a member of the writing committees for the National Standards for Financial Literacy, the Test of Financial Literacy (TFL), and Focus: Middle School World History and is a contributor to High School Economics, 3rd Edition.

He has published articles in Empirical Pedagogy, International Handbook of Financial Literacy, International Review of Economics Education, Perspectives on Economic Education Research (PEER), Journal of Consumer Education, Social Education, and Social Studies and the Young Learner, and numerous lessons for use in the K–12 classroom. Hill is a frequent presenter on economic and personal financial education topics at national and state education conferences.

Hill has a Ph.D., M.A., and B.S. in economics from the University of Delaware.

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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