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Matthew Hill - Loyola Marymount University. Los Angeles, CA, US

Matthew Hill Matthew Hill

Senior Instructor of Economics | Loyola Marymount University


Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics at Loyola Marymount University, California.


Professor Matthew J. Hill is an applied micro-economist who in 2012 received his Ph.D. from UCLA. Since then, he has taught at Pompeu Fabra University, UCLA and Occidental. His research interests are education and U.S. demographic history. He has received grants from the Walton and Arnold Foundation.

His work has been published in several prestigious journals including Health Economics, Labour Economics and the Journal of Economic History.

Education (4)

University of California, Los Angeles: Ph.D., Economics 2012

University of California, Los Angeles: U.S. History, M.A 2011

University of California, Los Angeles: M.A, Economics 2008

University of California, Los Angeles: B.Sc., Applied Mathematics 2003

Areas of Expertise (4)

Economic History

Urban Economics

Health Economics


Industry Expertise (2)



Accomplishments (5)

UCLA Dissertation Year Fellowship (professional)


Recipient of the UCLA Dissertation Year Fellowship from 2011-2012.

UCLA Center for Economic History Fellowship (professional)


Recipient of the Economic History Fellowship by the UCLA Center from 2010-2011.

UCLA Center for Economic History Fellowship (professional)


Recipient of the Economic History Fellowship from the UCLA Center from 2009-2010.

UCLA Chancellor's Prize (professional)


Recipient of the Chancellor's Prize from 2008-2009.

Outstanding Teaching Assistant (professional)


Recipient of the Outstanding Teaching Assistant from the UCLA Economics Department for the Spring Quarter of 2009.

Languages (3)

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Japanese

Research Grants (2)

Research Grant

Walton Foundation $100,000.00


Recipient of the Research Grant from the Walton Foundation from 2015-2019.

Research Grant

Arnold Foundation $100,000.00


Recipient of the Research Grant from the Arnold Foundation from 2014-2016.

Courses (5)

Introductory Economics


Health Economics

ECON 4580

U.S. Economic History

ECON 3400

World Economic History

ECON 3410

Urban Economics

ECON 3560

Articles (5)

Act Now: The Effect of the 2008 Spanish Disability Reform on Application Rates

Health Economics

with Jose Silva and Judit Vall-Castello

2019, vol. 28(7), pages 906-920, July.

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The Effect of Publishing Teacher Rankings on Teacher Performance: Evidence from LAUSD

Economics of Education Review

with Peter Bergman

Volume 66, October 2018, Pages 104-113

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Employer Accommodation and Labor Supply of Disabled Workers

Labour Economics

with Nicole Maestas and Kathleen Mullen

2016, Aug; 41: 291–303.

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Love in the Time of Depression: The Effect of Economic Downturns on Marriage.”

Journal of Economic History

2015, 75(01):163-189

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Easterlin Revisited: Relative Income and the Baby Boom

Explorations in Economic History

Volume 56, April 2015, Pages 71-85

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