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).

Alex Tabarrok, professor of economics at George Mason University, will deliver a talk titled, "Democracy and Voting in a Free Society: Some Economics of Politics," from 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, in the Kincaid Auditorium of the new Gatton College of Business and Economics building at the University of Kentucky. Tabarrok, who holds the Bartley J.

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.

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.