Jenny Minier spoke about Lexington’s economy to the current Leadership Lexington class on March 14 and to the Lexington Employee Benefits Council on March 20.
Darshak Patel co-organized EconGames hosted at Northern Kentucky University on March 29. This was made successful through the partnership with Abdullah Al-Bahrani (NKU) and 84.51. A total of 30 students (17 from UKY) competed in a data analytics and research competition designed to introduce them to real-world problems through a dataset provided by 84.51 group. Students learned about career opportunities at 84.51 and then worked in their respective teams on Kroger’s seafood customer data that was released to them that morning.
Darshak Patel presented “Low Cost Incentives: Lessons from Students, Workers and Sports" at the Susquehanna University on March 18th Selinsgrove, PA.
The Council of Economic Advisers recently released a study on deregulating health insurance markets.
Jim Ziliak, Director of the Center for Poverty Research and Executive Director of the Research Data Center, was recently quoted on a piece in Marketplace on the Urban Institute's analysis of the reach of the social safety net. Listen here.
Ana María Herrera presented “The Effect of Unconventional Monetary Policy on Credit Flows” (with Timothy Bianco, Ph.D. 2018) at the Universitat Rovira i Virgili in Reus, Spain.
Ana María Herrera’s paper, “Oil Price Shocks and U.S. Economic Activity”(with Mohamad B. Karaki and Sandeep Kumar Rangaraju, Ph.D. 2016) is forthcoming in Energy Policy.
Lala Ma's paper, "Environmental Justice: The Economics of Race, Place, and Pollution" (with Spencer Banzhaf and Christopher Timmins) was recently published in the Journal of Economic Perspectives.
Aaron Yelowitz, Ken Troske, and Tim Harris (Ph.D., 2016) wrote an op ed that was published in the Orange Country Register in reference to Auto-IRAs on January 28, 2019. Read here.
Aaron Yelowitz contributed to MedPageToday in reference to Medicaid work requirements. Read here.