Jim Ziliak presented his paper with Chris Bolinger, Charles Hokayem (Ph.D. Alum), and Barry Hirsch, Are Proxy Earnings Reports Reliable?  Evidence from the Current Population Survey?" at an American Economics Association session at the ASSA on January 6, 2017.

Lala Ma presented “Estimating Heterogeneous Preferences to Avoid Flood Risk and the Implications for Disaster Exposure” (co-authored with Laura Bakkensen) at ASSA Annual Meetings, Chicago, IL” on January 6, 2017 with her co-author, Elaine Hill, “Shale Gas Development and Drinking Water Quality” (co-authored with Elaine Hill) which has been accepted for publication in the American Economic Review Paper and Proceedings.

Olga Malkova presented The Effect of Pension Tax Reductions on Labor Supply at the ASSA meetings in Chicago on January 8.

Aaron Yelowitz’s research on work scheduling appeared prominently in a Crain's New York Business  commentary on January 9, 2017.


Aaron Yelowitz’s research on citywide minimum wages in Santa Fe and San Francisco appeared in a recent Wall Street Journal commentary on January 2, 2017.

Aaron Yelowitz appeared on WKTY News at 6:30 PM on The CW on December 30, 2016 discussing the financial stability of insurance companies participating in the Affordable Care Act

David Agrawal presented “Commodity Taxation with Honesty, Avoidance and Evasion: Evidence from the United States” at the National Tax Association conference, Baltimore, MD on November 11.


 The John H. Schnatter Institute for the Study of Free Enterprise held a session featuring work by Institute affiliates at the Southern Economic Association conference In Washington, DC on November 21, 2016.  Papers presented were:


John Garen (co-authored with Rex Bray) presented “Educational Test Scores and Education Spending:  A Look Across States, 1992-2013.”

Frank Scott (co-authored with David Barrus) presented “Single Bidders and Tacit Collusion in Highway Procurement Auctions.”

Frank Scott presented “Single Bidders and Tacit Collusion in Highway Procurement Auctions” (co-authored with David Barrus) at the Southern Economic Association meetings in Washington, D.C. on November 21, 2016.


Darshak Patel presented "Does “Mathiness” Matter? How Student Perceptions Create Barriers to Economics” at Southern Economic Association in Washington, DC on November 20th.