The community is invited to a special celebration with the students from University of Kentucky’s Gatton College of Business and Economics class, Economics 410: Economics of Altruism, Philanthropy, and Nonprofit Organizations, 3:30 p.m. tomorrow (Tuesday), Dec. 5, in Room 307, Woodward Hall, in the Gatton building.

The students will present their work with nine nonprofit organizations that are making a big difference in Lexington, and one organization chosen by the students will be awarded a $10,000 grant to support their activities.

David Agrawal presented “Relocation of the Rich: Migration in Response to Tax Rate Changes from Spanish Reforms” at the National Tax Association conference on November 11 in Philadelphia, PA.


Adib Bagh's paper ``Verifying Weak Reciprocal Upper Semi-Continuity in Mixed Extensions of Games'', with J. Lepore and B. Allison, was accepted in the Journal of Mathematical Economics.

5th year graduate student Nicholas Moellman won the "Best Paper" award at the Kentucky Economics Association Meetings held at Western Kentucky University (Bowling Green, KY) on October 21, 2017.  His paper is "Healthcare and Hunger: Impacts of the Affordable Care Act on Food Insecurity in America". 

Jenny Minier wrote a position paper on immigration for UK's Center for Equality and Social Justice:

Steve Lugauer's paper, “Chinese Household Saving and Dependent Children: Theory and Evidence” with Jinlan Ni and Zhichao Yin was accepted for publication at the China Economic Review.

Carlos Lamarche presented “Behavioral Responses and Welfare Reform: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment” on October 5 at the 13th IZA Conference on Labor Market Policy Evaluation in Bonn, Germany. The paper is joint work with Robert Paul Hartley (Columbia University; UK alumnus).

Gail Hoyt and Chris Bollinger presented “A New Look at Lake Wobegon: Self Report Bias and Student Performance in Economics,” (with Tisha Emerson, and Linda English) at the Annual Meetings of the Kentucky Economic Association in Bowling Green, Kentucky on Friday, October 20, 2017.

Gail Hoyt was the panel moderator for “Empowering Students in the Economics Classroom and the Economics Major by Creating an Inclusive Environment,” with panelists Betsey Stevenson, Kim Holder, and Kalina Staub at the 2017 EconEd Conference, Chicago, October 14, 2017.

Gail Hoyt received a grant from the Doris Buffet Learning by Giving Foundation for use of her course ECO 410 "Economics of Altruism" for course projects in Fall 2018.