Bradley Hardy, a 2011 Ph.D. in Economics for UK, and currently an Associate Professor at American University won the 2017 Best Article award from Contemporary Economic Policy, for his article, "Income Instability and the Response of the Safety Net."

Congratulations to senior major Caroline Will. Out of 150 applicants, Caroline Will has been selected as one of five 2018 Kentucky Derby Festival Princesses. Over a four month period, she will be an ambassador for the City of Louisville, and will attend over 70 Derby Festival events. Princesses of the Royal Court are chosen based on poise, intelligence, personality, academics, knowledge of the Derby Festival, as well as school and community involvement.

Steven Lugauer was quoted in the Wall Street Journal in reference to how population aging affects economic growth..

Steven Lugauer presented “The Importance of Capital in Production and the Second Demographic Dividend” at the Midwest Economics Association conference on March 23 in Evanston, IL.

Congratulations to Carlos Lamarche who has been selected as a 2018 receipient of Research Productivity Award from the Gatton College

Tsage Douglas, a Sophomore Foreign Language & International Economics Major, accepted a summer internship with Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia where she will be working as Statistical Analyst Intern in the Research Department.

Congratulations to faculty member Frank Scott and graduate student Yoon Seon Han for winning Gatton College Awards for Teaching Excellence.  Professor Scott has taught at many levels and numerous courses during his career at the University of Kentucky including regularly teaching Managerial Economics to our MBA students and Industrial Organization to Ph.D.

Gail Hoyt's paper “Teacher Training for PhD Students and new Faculty in Economics” with Sam Allgood and KimMarie McGoldrick.  Work funded with support of the Teagle Foundation through the American Economic Association.  Journal of Economic Education, forthcoming 2018

Gail Hoyt's paper “The Role of Teaching and Teacher Training in the Hiring and Promotion of Ph.D. Economists,” with Sam Allgood and KimMarie McGoldrick. Work funded with support of the Teagle Foundation through the American Economic Association. Southern Economic Journal, forthcoming 2018.

Gail Hoyt and Chris Bollinger's paper “A New Look at Lake Wobegon: Who’s in Your Canoe?” with Tisha Emerson, and Linda English is forthcoming in the Papers and Proceedings of the American Economic Review Vol. 108, Issue 5, May 2018 forthcoming.