Professor Olga Malkova, a 2nd year faculty member had a busy summer presenting her work in both Europe and the US. Presentations in Germany of her paper "The Effect of Pension Tax Reductions on Labor Supply," include the Center for European Economic Research (ZEW), Seminar in Labor and Welfare Economics (Mannheim, May 31st), the International Institute for Public Finance Doctoral School (Mannheim June 16th) and the Institute for Study of Labor (IZA) Junior/Senior Symposium (Bonn, July 12th) as well as in the United States at the IIPF Annual Congress (Lake Tahoe, NV, August 11th).

Professor Steven Lugauer's paper (with Horag Choi and Nelson C. Mark) "Precautionary Saving of Chinese and U.S. Households is forthcoming in the Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking.

University of Kentucky Gatton College of Business and Economics Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and Outreach Kenneth R. Troske has been appointed to serve as a member of the newly established Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking, part of the executive branch of the federal government.

Raulla Allouch a 2002 BE Economics and 2006 UK Law graduate was featured in the Summer 2016 Kentucky Alumni magazine.  Ms. Allouch practices civil litigation in Cincinnati received the UK College of Law Community Service Alumni Award recently.  The article can found at  



Carlos Lamarche presented “Sparsity-Based Estimation of a Panel Quantile Count Data Model with Applications to Big Data” (co-authored with M. Harding) at the 2016 China Econometrics Society Meeting on June 26, 2016 in Chengdu, China.

Carlos Lamarche visited the Southwestern University of Finance and Economics (SWUFE) in China from June 13 to June 24, 2016. He gave three introductory lectures and a seminar on Quantile Regression at the School of Public Administration.

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.