Anthony Creane is spending the academic year on sabbatical at Universitat Pompeu Fabra as a Visiting Scholar, an honorary faculty-level appointment at Pompeu Fabra. Universitat Pompeu Fabra/BGSE is ranked 17th Economics Department in the world by IDEAS.

Ana Maria Herrera's paper, "Forecasting Crude Oil Price Volatility" (with Liang Hu and Daniel Pastor), is forthcoming in the International Journal of Forecasting.

Ana María Herrera is spending the academic year as a Visiting Fellow at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra and Visiting Faculty at the Barcelona Graduate School for Economics.

Xiaozhou Ding (Ph.D. student) and Lala Ma's paper "Flood Risk and Salience: New Evidence from the Sunshine State" (with Laura Bakkensen) is forthcoming in the Southern Economic Journal.

Tony Creane presented "Shipping The Good Apples Under Strategic Competition" at the 45th Annual Conference of the European Association for Research in Industrial Economics Athens University of Economics and Business and XXXIII Jornadas de Economia Industrial, Universitat Barcelona.

Bradley Hardy, a 2011 Ph.D. in Economics for UK, and currently an Associate Professor at American University won the 2017 Best Article award from Contemporary Economic Policy, for his article, "Income Instability and the Response of the Safety Net."

Congratulations to senior major Caroline Will. Out of 150 applicants, Caroline Will has been selected as one of five 2018 Kentucky Derby Festival Princesses. Over a four month period, she will be an ambassador for the City of Louisville, and will attend over 70 Derby Festival events. Princesses of the Royal Court are chosen based on poise, intelligence, personality, academics, knowledge of the Derby Festival, as well as school and community involvement.

Steven Lugauer was quoted in the Wall Street Journal in reference to how population aging affects economic growth..

Steven Lugauer presented “The Importance of Capital in Production and the Second Demographic Dividend” at the Midwest Economics Association conference on March 23 in Evanston, IL.

Congratulations to Carlos Lamarche who has been selected as a 2018 recipient of Research Productivity Award from the Gatton College