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Enoch Hill, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Economics

On Faculty since 2015
630.752.5315
Memorial Student Center 311


Someone once told me, “Choices between good and bad are generally easy to make. The difficult choices involve distinguishing between better and best.” Economics is the study of making this distinction. I’m thrilled to have a job that requires me to take the tools economics has to offer and to place them in the hands of students at Wheaton College. My research interests are rather broad with an emphasis on using macroeconomic models to understand patterns in the business cycle and to advise economic policy.I’ve worked on papers that cover the relations between 1) happiness and income and 2) finance and employment.

My current research seeks to understand the cause for new patterns in employment and labor productivity observable in those recessions post 1990. Prior to returning to the academic arena, I worked as an Actuary with Allstate Insurance Company and spent time in Guatemala working with a Christian organization designed to provide microloans to those living in and around the Guatemala City garbage dump. Outside of Wheaton College, I enjoy playing sports, piano and spending time with my amazing wife Alissa and our two children, Kira and Roman.

University of Minnesota
Ph.D., Economics, 2014

University of Minnesota
M.A., Economics, 2013

Wheaton College
B.A., Economics, 2005

Wheaton College
B.A., Computer Science, 2005

Wheaton College
B.S., Mathematics, 2005

  • Economic Policy
  • Macroeconomics
  • Economics
  • Business Cycles

Financial Development and Occupational Choice, Journal of Macroeconomics
Enoch Hill and David Perez-Reynab, 2017

The Geography of the Great Recession, NBER International Seminar on Macroeconomics
E. Hill, A. Fogli and F. Perri, 2013