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Carlos Lamarche recognized for Contributions to Econometrics Literature
Congratulations to Carlos Lamarche whose chapter "Quantile Regression Estimation of Panel Duration Models with Censored Data" published in Advances in Econometrics has been chosen as an Outstanding Author Contribution Award Winner at the Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2013.
Jim Ziliak Lectures in China
Jim Ziliak will be visiting Southwest University of Finance and Economics (SWUFE) in Chengdu China from May 25 through June 9th. Dr. Ziliak will be presenting five public lectures in labor and poverty economics and engaging in collaborative research planning with scholars at SWUFE. Dr. Ziliak is hosted by Dr. Wenbin Zhang and Dr. Longjin Chen, alumni of the Economics Department of the University of Kentucky.
Jim Ziliak on National Public Radio's Morning Edition
University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research Director James Ziliak appeared on National Public Radio's (NPR) Morning Edition Wednesday May 22nd to discuss cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance program, more commonly referred to as food stamps. The cuts are proposed in the House and Senate versions of the Farm Bill. Ziliak, the Gatton Chair in Microeconomics within UK's Gatton College of Business and Economics, was interviewed by Pam Fessler of NPR.
Frank Scott Recognized for his MBA Teaching
Congratulations to Frank Scott for once again winning the Outstanding Teacher in the Accelerated One-Year Program. The recognition is particularly gratifying as the award is chosen by the students in the program. Frank teaches MBA 603: Markets-Structures and Dynamics and MBA 605: Organizational Structures and Strategies each fall in the program. Frank was honored at the MBA Graduation Reception on May 9th at the Boone Center.
Welcome to David Agrawal, SEC Visiting Scholar
We are delighted to have David Agrawal, Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Georgia visiting the Department from May 13th through June 6th as a SEC Visiting Scholar. Professor Agrawal received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan (2012). His research interests are in state and local public finance, fiscal competition and federalism, and geo-spatial economics. His research has been recognized by a number of awards including the Young Economist Award and The Peggy and Richard Musgrave Prize from the International Institute of Public Finance. His visit is being hosted by Professors William Hoyt and David Wildasin.
Congratulations to Gail Hoyt!
Gail recently was announced as the recipient of the 2013 Interfraternity Distinguished Professor Award. Students commented on their experience in the classroom and also the service learning opportunities in the Global Scholars section of ECO201. As part of their service learning, this semester 55 students went into the local middle school system and taught lessons to 260 6th and 7th graders on the global economy and financial literacy through Junior Achievement. This service component is consistent with the service mission of the university and has been an enriching experience for our students consistent with the QEP regarding student presentation and communication skills. Again, congratulations to Gail and thanks for your efforts at not only educating current students at UK but some of our future ones as well.
John Garen recently (Monday, April 29th) appeared on the Kentucky Education Television (KET) Network's "Bill Goodman Show" to discuss the federal budget. To hear the discussion [click here].
Congratulations to Jeannie D. Graves
Jeannie is Administrative Support for the Department of Economics & CBER. Jeannie was recognized on Wednesday, April 17th as one of two College staff members to receive the Judith Milburn Haywood Staff Award in recognition of her outstanding work in the Department of Economics. "Jeannie's contributions to the Department are many and valued. She handles a myriad of tasks including administration of the Department's Graduate program, assisting with workshops and event coordination for the Department, assisting our Director of Undergraduate Studies, communications and providing administrative support for CBER," says Department Chair William Hoyt. "Jeannie is a person who is a pleasure to work with. She gets things done, and yet always has time to help a student who sometimes just needs a kind word. Jeannie goes above and beyond every single day," Chris Bollinger said, former DGS and Director of CBER.
UKCPR Grant Awards
The University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research is pleased to announce the awarding of 9 grants totaling $1.2 million dollars to provide rigorous research that expands our understanding of hunger among children in the United States. Funding for the Research Program on Childhood Hunger is generously provided by a grant from the Food and Nutrition Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
To learn more about topics and recipients click here.
For an overview of the Research Program on Childhood Hunger please see our April 2013 Briefing Booklet.
Budget Impact Presentation
William Hoyt will present, "The Federal Budget: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know but Were Afraid to Ask" on April 17th in Louisville, KY. The event is being organized by the University of Kentucky Alumni Association, Greater Louisville Club, and Central Bank. (read more...)
Rand Paul Visit
U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) spoke at the University of Kentucky on Wednesday, March 27. The title of his presentation was "Restoring Economic Freedom". Read more from the Lexington Herald-Leader, the Kentucky Kernel, or watch a video.
Student Government Elections
On behalf of the faculty and staff of the Department of Economics, congratulations to the recently-elected Student Government President, Roshan Palli, and his Vice President, Jake Ingram. Roshan is a sophomore Mathematical Economics and Mathematics major. (read more...)
Fayette County Economic Report
Alison Davis, Agricultural Economics Professor, Director of the Community and Economic Development Initiative of Kentucky (CEDIK), and joint faculty member in the Department of Economics was among the coauthors of a recent report highlighting agriculture's impact on the Fayette County economy. (read more...)
James Ziliak UKCPR Interview
Kentucky Educational Television public affairs reporter Renee Shaw interviews UKCPR Director James Ziliak about his studies on poverty and its causes in a special KET report, "The Price of Poverty in Kentucky". To access the full interview click here.
Gatton Students Triumph at WSJ National Biz Quiz
The Department welcomes 3 new faculty members
- Anthony Creane was born in Recife, Brazil and holds an A.B. in Economics from the College of William & Mary, and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Virginia. Before joining the Department of Economics at the University of Kentucky in 2012 he was a Professor of Economics at Michigan State University. ( view profile )
- Ana Maria Herrera holds a B.A. and a M.A. in Economics from the Universidad de los Andes (Bogota, Colombia), and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California, San Diego. Before joining the Department of Economics at the University of Kentucky in 2012, she was Associate Professor of Economics at Wayne State University (2008-2012) and an Assistant Professor of Economics at Michigan State Economics (2000-2008). ( view profile )
- Professor Carlos Lamarche holds an M.S. in Statistics and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Prior to assuming his position at the University of Kentucky, Professor Lamarche was Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Oklahoma, where he taught for six years. ( view profile )
Research by Gatton Professors Cited by US Chamber of Commerce (Kenneth Troske)
University of Kentucky Gatton College of Business and Economics Dean David Blackwell and Senior Associate Dean and Sturgill Endowed Professor of Economics Kenneth Troske, are co-authors of a major study released by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce that questions the need for further reforms in the money market fund industry. (read more...)
Report: Medicaid Pharmaceutical Use Varies Widely in State
(Michael Childress, CBER Research Associate)
LEXINGTON, Ky. (October 12, 2012) Newly-published research from the University of Kentucky raises questions about the differences in the amounts of medicine taken by Medicaid recipients across the state. For more, click here. To read the Lexington Herald-Leader article, click here.
Recent Editorial Positions
Congratulations to our recent appointees to co-editorships: Josh Ederington (Canadian Economic Journal), Jenny Minier (Southern Economic Journal), Dave Wildasin (Journal of Public Economics), and James Ziliak (Economic Inquiry).
WUKY's Perspectives Features Discussion of Poverty (James Ziliak)
WUKY's "UK Perspectives" focuses on the people and programs of the University of Kentucky and is hosted by WUKY General Manager Tom Godell. The August 10th program featured a discussion of poverty in Appalachia with James Ziliak, director of UK's Center for Poverty Research and editor of the new book "Appalachian Legacy: Economic Opportunity After the War on Poverty." To listen to the podcast interview, from which "UK Perspectives" is produced, click here or to read more click here.
Three Economics students named Chellgren Fellows
The University of Kentucky Chellgren Center for Undergraduate Excellence recently honored its three new endowed professors and sixth class of Chellgren Fellows. (read more)
Remembering Bill Stober
Colleagues, friends, and generations of both undergraduate and graduate students at the Department of Economics at the University of Kentucky mourn the death of William J. Stober. Bill served as department chair for twelve years and fundamentally shaped the department into one focused on the highest quality of scholarship. His legacy as chair lives on today, and will continue into the indefinite future. (read more)
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