Carlos Lamarche presented “A Panel Quantile Approach to Attrition Bias in Big Data: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment” at the 2016 Midwest Econometrics Group Meeting at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign on October 21st. The paper is co-authored with M. Harding (University of California Irvine).

Aaron Yelowitz’s work on scheduling regulations was mentioned in  U.S. News and World Report on October 13, 2016.

Aaron Yelowitz presented his work on Paid Sick Leave and Absenteeism (with Tom Ahn) at Hunter College on October 26, 2016.

Aaron Yelowitz appeared on WKYT on October 20, 2016 to discuss the Kentucky Supreme Court decision overturning minimum wage ordinances in Louisville and Lexington.

Aaron Yelowitz’s study “Impacts of the Affordable Care Act on Health Insurance Coverage in Medicaid Expansion and Non-Expansion States” (with Charles Courtemanche, James Marton, Benjamin Ukert and Daniela Zapata) has been accepted at Journal of Policy Analysis and Management.

Aaron Yelowitz appeared on KET’s Kentucky Tonight for the topic “Forecasting the U.S. Economy”. Bill Goodman was the host, and others participating in the discussion were Brian Strow (Western Kentucky U.), Chris Phillips (Somerset C.C.), and Malcolm Robinson (Thomas More College). Topics included current labor market conditions, trade agreements, health care, and subsidies for college.

The UK Center for Poverty Research, directed by Jim Ziliak, received a 5-year grant for $443,202 to partner with the Institute for Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin to study poverty in the United States.

Carlos Lamarche was invited by the Center for Research Methods and Data Analysis at the University of Kansas to present his work on Quantile Regression. On September 16th, he gave two talks titled “Estimating and Testing Panel Quantile Regression Models” and "A Panel Quantile Approach to Attrition Bias in Big Data: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment” (coauthored with M. Harding)

The UK Center for Poverty Research (UKCPR) received a $300,000 grant from the Economic Research Service in USDA to sponsor and conduct longitudinal research on food insecurity in the United States using data from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics, the longest continuously running longitudinal survey in the world. The Director of the UKCPR, James Ziliak, is the Principal Investigator on the grant.

Economics 5th year Graduate Student Robert Hartley won a prestigious Dissertation Year Fellowship from the Graduate School of the University of Kentucky.  Rob's dissertation is on "Welfare Reform and the Intergenerational Transmission of Dependence" and co-chaired by Professors James Ziliak and Carlos Lamarche.