University of Kentucky Gatton College of Business and Economics Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and Outreach Kenneth R. Troske has been appointed to serve as a member of the newly established Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking, part of the executive branch of the federal government.

Raulla Allouch a 2002 BE Economics and 2006 UK Law graduate was featured in the Summer 2016 Kentucky Alumni magazine.  Ms. Allouch practices civil litigation in Cincinnati received the UK College of Law Community Service Alumni Award recently.  The article can found at  



Carlos Lamarche presented “Sparsity-Based Estimation of a Panel Quantile Count Data Model with Applications to Big Data” (co-authored with M. Harding) at the 2016 China Econometrics Society Meeting on June 26, 2016 in Chengdu, China.

Carlos Lamarche visited the Southwestern University of Finance and Economics (SWUFE) in China from June 13 to June 24, 2016. He gave three introductory lectures and a seminar on Quantile Regression at the School of Public Administration.

Yoko Kusunoes has been awarded a 2016-2017 SEC Travel Grant. She will use the grant to work with a colleague at the University of Florida in January 2017.  This marks the second year in a row that a member of the Department of Economics has been awarded an SEC Travel Grant as Jenny Minier received a grant in 2015-16 to work with colleagues at Louisiana State University.


David Agrawal has recently presented his paper "Relocation of the Rich: Migration in Response to Top Tax Rate Changes from Spanish Reforms" at the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim, Germany, at the Universität Siegen in Siegen, Germany, and at the Swiss Economic Institute (KOF) at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zürich, Switzerland.

Chris Bollinger will present “Measuring Levels and Trends in Earnings Inequality with Nonresponse, Imputations, and Topcoding” at the Joint Meetings of the American Statistical Association, August 1, 2016.

Chris Bollinger presented “The U.S. and Kentucky Economy” at the Lexington Bluegrass Association of Realtors Executive Retreat on July 19, 2016.

Professor Darshak Patel's paper with Brandon Sheridan (UK Ph.D.), Abdullah Al-Bahrani (UK. Ph.D.) and Kim Holder, "The Great Digital Divide: Using Popular Media to Teach Economics" has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Economics and Education Research.

Research that informs evidence-based policy is in heightened need in this era of fiscal austerity and economic and demographic change. To help meet that need, the University of Kentucky announced today the establishment of the Kentucky Research Data Center (KRDC).