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James Ziliak  
Gatton Endowed Chair in Microeconomics, Director of the Center for Poverty Research
Department of Economics
University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research

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Contact Information:
Office Location:  
Mathews 303A Mathews Building
Lexington, KY 40506
  Email: jziliak@uky.edu
Phone: 859.257.6902
Fax: 859.257.6959
 
Education:
1993 - PHD, Economics, Indiana University
1990 - MA, Economics, Indiana University
1988 - BS, Economics, Purdue University
1988 - BA, Sociology, Purdue University
 
Recent Publications:
Articles (36):
Willingness to Accept Equals Willingness to Pay for Lab or Market Estimates of the Value of Statistical Life
Journal of Risk and Uncertainty - Year: 2014
Volume: 48  Issue: 3  Page Number(s): 187-205
Health, Human Capital, and Life Cycle Labor Supply
American Economic Review: Papers & Proceedings - Year: 2014
Volume: 104  Issue: 5  Page Number(s): 127-131
Decomposing Trends in Income Volatility: The Wild Ride at the Top and Bottom
Economic Inquiry - Year: 2014
Volume: 52  Issue: 1  Page Number(s): 459-476
The Value of a Statistical Life: Evidence from Panel Data
The Review of Economics and Statistics - Year: 2012
Volume: 94  Issue: 1  Page Number(s): 74-87
Down From the Mountain: Skill Upgrading and Wages in Appalachia
Journal of Labor Economics - Year: 2011
Volume: 29  Issue: 4  Page Number(s): 819-587
Earnings Volatility in America: Evidence from Matched CPS
Labour Economics - Year: 2011
Volume: 18  Page Number(s): 742-754
'Policy Relevant Heterogeneity in the Value of a Statistical Life: Evidence from Panel Quantile Regressions,'
Journal Of Risk And Uncertainty - Year: 2010
Volume: 40  Issue: 1  Page Number(s): 15-31
Food Insufficiency, Food Stamp Participation, and Mental Health
Social Science Quarterly - Year: 2008
Volume: 89  Issue: 3  Page Number(s): 706-727
Making Work Pay: Changes in Effective Tax Rates and Guarantees in U.S. Transfer Programs, 1983-2002
Journal Of Human Resources - Year: 2007
Volume: 42  Issue: 3  Page Number(s): 619-642
Do Welfare Asset Limits Affect Household Saving? Evidence from Welfare Reform
Journal Of Human Resources - Year: 2006
Volume: 41  Issue: 1  Page Number(s): 46-71
Introduction
Journal of Labor Economics - Year: 2006
Volume: 24  Issue: 3  Page Number(s): 379-384
Life-Cycle Consumption and the Age-Adjusted Value of Life
Contributions to Economic Analysis and Policy - Year: 2006
Volume: 5  Issue: 1  Page Number(s): 1-34
Understanding the Poverty Gap: Concepts, Trends, and Challenges
Foundations and Trends in Microeconomics - Year: 2006
Volume: 1  Issue: 3  Page Number(s): 127-199
'Poverty Trends in Kentucky: A Return to Normal?'
Kentucky Annual Economic Report - Year: 2006
Comment: American Agricultural Economics Association Session on Food Assistance Programs and Food Security
Review of Agricultural Economics - Year: 2005
The Effect of Income Taxation on Consumption and Labor Supply
Journal of Labor Economics - Year: 2005
Volume: 23  Issue: 4  
Poverty and Macroeconomic Performance Across Space, Race, and Family Structure
Demography - Year: 2004
Volume: 41  Issue: 1  Page Number(s): 61-86
Social Policy and the Macroeconomy: What Drives Welfare Caseloads?
Social Policy and Society - Year: 2003
Volume: 2  Issue: 2  Page Number(s): 133-142
Food Stamp Caseloads Over the Business Cycle
Southern Economic Journal - Year: 2003
Volume: 69  Issue: 4  Page Number(s): 903-919
Income Transfers and Assets of the Poor
Review of Economics and Statistics - Year: 2003
Volume: 85  Issue: 1  Page Number(s): 63-76
Introduction to the Special Issue on Income Volatility and Implications for Food Assistance Programs
Journal of Human Resources - Year: 2003
Volume: 38  Issue: Supplement  Page Number(s): 1029-1031
The Role of Food Stamps in Consumption Stabilization
Journal of Human Resources - Year: 2003
Volume: 38  Issue: Supplement  Page Number(s): 1051-1079
Explicit Versus Implicit Income Insurance
Journal Of Risk And Uncertainty - Year: 2002
Volume: 25  Issue: 1  Page Number(s): 5-20
Tax Reform and Automatic Stabilization
American Economic Review - Year: 2002
Volume: 92  Issue: 3  Page Number(s): 590-612
Gender and Promotion in the Economics Profession
Industrial And Labor Relations Review - Year: 2001
Volume: 54  Issue: 2  Page Number(s): 224-244
Performance Based Wages in Tax Collection: The Brazilian Tax Reform and its Effects
Economic Journal - Year: 2001
Volume: 111  Issue: 468  Page Number(s): 188-205
Accounting for the Decline in AFDC Caseloads
Journal of Human Resources - Year: 2000
Volume: 35  Issue: 3  Page Number(s): 570-586
The Effects of the Macroeconomy and Welfare Reform on Food Stamp Caseloads
American Journal of Agricultural Economics - Year: 2000
Volume: 82  Issue: 3  Page Number(s): 635-641
Estimating Life-Cycle Labor Supply Tax Effects
Journal of Political Economy - Year: 1999
Volume: 107  Issue: 2  Page Number(s): 326-359
Spatial Dynamics and Heterogeneity in the Cyclicality of Real Wages
Review Of Economics And Statistics - Year: 1999
Volume: 81  Issue: 2  Page Number(s): 227-236
Does the Choice of Consumption Measure Matter? An application to the permanent-income hypothesis
Journal of Monetary Economics - Year: 1998
Volume: 41  Issue: 1  Page Number(s): 201-216
The Importance of Sample Attrition in Life-Cycle Labor Supply Estimation
Journal of Human Resources - Year: 1998
Volume: 33  Issue: 2  Page Number(s): 507-530
Efficient Estimation with Panel Data when Instruments are Predetermined: An Empirical Comparison of Moment-Condition Estimators
Journal Of Business And Economic Statistics - Year: 1997
Volume: 15  Issue: 4  Page Number(s): 419-431
The Effect of MADD on Drinking-Driving Activities: an empirical study
Applied Economics - Year: 1990
Volume: 22  Issue: 9  Page Number(s): 1215-1228
Agricultural Export Specialization and Economic Growth
Sociological Focus - Year: 1988
Volume: 21  Issue: 2  Page Number(s): 113-126
On Persistent Poverty in a Rich Country
Southern Economic Journal - Year:
Proceedings (2):
Cracks in the Glass Ceiling: Gender and Promotion in the Economics Profession
American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings - Year: 1999
Volume: 89  Issue: 2  Page Number(s): 392-396
Three Essays on the Effect of Taxes and Tax Reform on Life-Cycle Labor Supply
National Tax Association: Papers and Proceedings - Year: 1993
Page Number(s): 122-128
Books and Book Chapters (16):
Panel Econometrics of Labor Market Outcomes, In The Oxford Handbook of Panel Data
Publisher: Oxford University Press - Year: 2014
Supporting Low-Income Workers Through Refundable Child-Care Credits, In Policies to Address Poverty in America
Publisher: The Hamilton Project/Brookings Institution - Year: 2014
Page Number(s): 109-118
Appalachian Legacy: Economic Opportunity after the War on Poverty
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press - Year: 2012
The Appalachian Regional Development Act and Economic Change, In Appalachian Legacy: Economic Opportunity after the War on Poverty
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press - Year: 2012
Welfare Reform and its Long Term Consequences for America's Poor
Publisher: Cambridge University Press - Year: 2009
Welfare Reform and the Level and Composition of Income, In Welfare Reform and its Long Term Consequences for America's Poor
Publisher: Cambridge University Press - Year: 2009
Page Number(s): 59-103
Evidence of Tax-Induced Individual Behavioral Responses, In Fundamental Tax Reform: Issues, Choices, and Implications
Publisher: MIT Press - Year: 2008
Filling the Poverty Gap, Then and Now, In Frontiers of Family Economics
Publisher: Emerald Publishing Group - Year: 2008
Volume: 1  Page Number(s): 39-114
Income Volatility and Food Assistance in the United States
Publisher: W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research - Year: 2008
Page Number(s): 307
The Age Gradient in Food Stamp Program Participation: Does Income Volatility Matter?, In Income Volatility and Food Assistance in the United States
Publisher: W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research - Year: 2008
Taxes and Labor Supply, In Encyclopedia of Taxation and Tax Policy
Publisher: Urban Institute Press - Year: 1999
Welfare Reform, the Business Cycle, and the Decline in AFDC Caseloads, In Economic Conditions and Welfare Reform
Publisher: Upjohn Institute For Employment Research - Year: 1999
Page Number(s): 17-48
Efficient Estimation with Panel Data when Instruments are Predetermined: An Empirical Comparison of Moment-Condition Estimators, In Recent Developments in the Econometrics of Panel Data
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd - Year: 1997
Page Number(s): Vol 1
Some Reflections on Teaching the Economics of Poverty, In International Handbook on Teaching and Learning Economics
Publisher: Cheltenham, UK: Edgar Elgar Publishing - Year:
Page Number(s): Chapter 62
SNAP Matters: How Food Stamps Affect Health and Well Being
Publisher: Stanford University Press - Year:
Why are so Many Americans on Food Stamps? The Role of the Economy, Policy, and Demographics, In SNAP Matters: How Food Stamps Affect Health and Well Being
Publisher: Stanford University Press - Year:
Presentations (30):
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Location: London Year: 2014
Presenter(s): James Ziliak
"" , Presentation at the Brookings Institution/The Hamilton Project
Location: Washington, DC Year: 2014
Presenter(s): James Ziliak
"" , Presentation at the The National Science Foundation
Location: Washington , DC
Year: 2014
Presenter(s): James Ziliak
"" , Presentation at the American Economic Association
Location: Philadelphia , PA
Year: 2014
Presenter(s): James Ziliak
"" , Presentation at the Brookings Institution/The Hamilton Project
Location: Washington , DC
Year: 2013
Presenter(s): James Ziliak
"" , Presentation at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Location: Atlanta , GA
Year: 2013
Presenter(s): James Ziliak
""
Location: Dublin Year: 2012
Presenter(s): James Ziliak
""
Location: San Francisco , CA
Year: 2012
Presenter(s): James Ziliak
"" , Presentation at the Association of Public Policy and Management
Location: Washington , DC
Year: 2011
Presenter(s): James Ziliak
"" , Presentation at the Ohio State University
Location: Columbus , OH
Year: 2011
Presenter(s): James Ziliak
"" , Presentation at the Inst. of Medicine, National Academies of Science
Location: Washington , DC
Year: 2011
Presenter(s): James Ziliak
"" , Presentation at the Committee on National Statistics and Inst. of Medicine, National Academies of Science
Location: Washington , DC
Year: 2011
Presenter(s): James Ziliak
"" , Presentation at the Korean Development Institute
Location: Honolulu , HI
Year: 2011
Presenter(s): James Ziliak
"" , Presentation at the Univ. of Wisconsin
Location: Madison , WI
Year: 2011
Presenter(s): James Ziliak
"" , Presentation at the Bank of Portugal
Location: Porto Year: 2011
Presenter(s): James Ziliak
"Cost of Living and the Supplemental Poverty Measure" , Presentation at the University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research Conference, Brookings Institution, Co-Sponsored with Brookings Institution and US Census Bureau (Conference organizer)
Year: 2011
Presenter(s): James Ziliak
"" , Presentation at the Population Association of America
Location: Washignton , DC
Year: 2011
Presenter(s): James Ziliak
"On Persistent Poverty in a Rich Country" , Presentation at the Clemson University
Location: Clemson , SC
Year: 2010
Presenter(s): Tonmoy Islam, Jenny Minier, James Ziliak
"On Persistent Poverty in a Rich Country" , Presentation at the Southern Economic Association
Location: Atlanta , GA
Year: 2010
Presenter(s): Tonmoy Islam, Jenny Minier, James Ziliak
"" , Presentation at the Association of Public Policy and Management
Location: Boston , MA
Year: 2010
Presenter(s): James Ziliak
"" , Presentation at the World Congress of the Econometric Society
Location: Shanghai Year: 2010
Presenter(s): James Ziliak
"" , Presentation at the Society of Labor Economists
Location: London Year: 2010
Presenter(s): James Ziliak
"" , Presentation at the Unversity of Wisconsin-Madison
Location: Madison , WI
Year: 2010
Presenter(s): James Ziliak
" An Economic Perspective on Kentucky's Tax Structure " , Presentation at the University of Kentucky Martin School of Public Policy and State Treasurer of KY Sumposium on An Economic Perspective on Kentucky's Tax Structure
Location: Lexington , KY
Year: 2010
Presenter(s): James Ziliak
"" , Presentation at the Association of Public Policy and Management
Location: Washington , DC
Year: 2009
Presenter(s): James Ziliak
"" , Presentation at the Brookings/Census Bureau
Location: Washington , DC
Year: 2009
Presenter(s): James Ziliak
"" , Presentation at the Meals on Wheels Assoc of America
Location: San Diego , CA
Year: 2009
Presenter(s): James Ziliak
"" , Presentation at the National Assoc. for Welfare Research and Statistics
Location: Rochester , NY
Year: 2009
Presenter(s): James Ziliak
"" , Presentation at the Institute for Fiscal Studies and World Bank Conference
Location: London Year: 2009
Presenter(s): James Ziliak
"Down From the Mountain: Skill Upgrading and Wages in Appalachia" , Presentation at the Midwest Economic Association
Location: Chicago , IL
Year: 2008
Presenter(s): Christopher R. Bollinger, James Ziliak, Kenneth Troske

 

 

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