Dean Karlan, professor of economics at Yale University and founder and president of Innovations for Poverty Action, will speak at the Kincaid Auditorium in the University of Kentucky's new Gatton College of Business and Economics building on Friday, April 1. His presentation, "Pragmatic Optimism in the Fight Against Poverty," is scheduled for 3 to 4 p.m. and is expected to include a question and answer session.
With its first class graduating just three months ago (December 2015), the joint University of Kentucky-University of Louisville Executive MBA program is already being ranked in the top tier. Recently, the UK-UofL EMBA became the only program in the region ranked in CEO Magazine's Tier One Global EMBA programs for 2016.
"We are humbled…we are honored by this dedication. The word surreal has come to my mind over and over again in recent days." The words of Carol Graham, speaking on behalf of her family, as the University of Kentucky's Gatton College of Business and Economics honored the Grahams' late son, Jeffrey C. Graham, by naming the new Graham Office of Career Management in his memory.
Personal selling, risk management and entrepreneurship are just a few of the areas that will be explored in depth during the upcoming, 10-week Innovative Leadership program being offered the University of Kentucky’s Gatton College of Business and Economics.
A team of undergraduate students from the University of Kentucky's Gatton College of Business and Economics earned second place in the nation this past weekend at the 2016 Wall Street Journal Business Challenge. The competition was hosted by the Mays Business School at Texas A&M University in College Station.
The team members are:
As a part of its See Blue Work series, the University of Kentucky James W. Stuckert Career Center, Engineering Career Development and the Graham Office for Career Management will host career fairs and networking events for individuals looking for career or internship opportunities.
The Center for Business and Economic Research, directed by Chris Bollinger, recently released a study on the economic impact of Keenland Race Track (Lexington, KY) that has received extensive media attention including articles in the Lexington Herald Leader and the Louisville Courrier Journal on April 23, 2015. A link to the study is here.
Jim Ziliak and 2013 PhD alum Sarah Burns had their paper "Identifying the Elasticity of Taxable Income" accepted for publication in The Economic Journal.
Rob Hartley, a 3rd year PhD student, was accepted to participate in the 3rd Summer School on Socioeconomic Inequality - Chicago 2015. The program focuses on new methods of inequality research to address interdisciplinary insights of human behavior through economic models. This research forum is hosted by the Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Global Working Group led by Nobel Laureate James J. Heckman, Steven N. Durlauf, and Robert H. Dugger.
Congratulations to Economics majors Ross Hildabrand, Rick Guha, and Zach Storms who presented their research projects at the Showcase of Undergraduate Scholars. Ross presented a poster on his research on "Fayette County Property Values" (Mentor: William Hoyt) and Rick presented a poster on his research on "Brand Recognition on Equity Performance" (Mentor: Chrs Bollinger). Zach gave an oral presentation on "A State-level Analysis of Incarceration and Unemployment in the United Staes" (Mentor: Chris Bollinger).