Six of the University of Kentucky's passionate and accomplished educators were recently surprised by student nominators and the UK Alumni Association as 2020 Great Teacher Award recipients.

As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread across the U.S., the government is responding in unprecedented ways. Measures to protect the nation’s most vulnerable citizens — though necessary — will have a lasting impact on the global economy.

Steven Lugauer was named a research affiliate at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Aging Research (CEPAR). Steven joined the Department of Economics in 2016. He received a PhD and MS in Economics at Carnegie Mellon University, an MBA in Economics and Finance at the University of Miami, and a BA in Economics at the University of Chicago. His primary research interests are in macroeconomics and demographics.

In a ceremony held on Tuesday, March 3, Economics Lecturer and Director of Undergraduate Studies Darshak Patel was presented with the UK Alumni Association 2020 Great Teacher Award. 

Frank Scott’s paper with David Barrus, “Single Bidders and Tacit Collusion in Highway Procurement Auctions” has been accepted for publication in The Journal of Industrial Economics.

Noting that prosperity is increasingly tied to place and preparation, the Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER)—the applied economic research branch of the Gatton College of Business and Economics at the University of Kentucky—released its 48th Kentucky Annual Economic Report today.

On October 12, Anthony Creane presented "Informative Advertising in Monopolistically Competitive Markets" at the Midwest Theory Conference at Washington University in St. Louis.

Ana María Herrera’s paper, “The Quantitative Effects of Tax Foresight: Not All States are Equal” (joint with Sandeep Kumar Rangaraju, UK alumnus) is forthcoming in the Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control.

James Ziliak and Christopher Bollinger are the recipients of a new, 3-year, $373,000 National Science Foundation grant that will fund their ongoing research on earnings volatility and inequality.

Ana María Herrera’s paper "The Effect of Oil Supply Shocks on U.S. Economic Activity: What Have We Learned?" (with Sandeep Kumar Rangaraju, UK alumnus) is forthcoming in the Journal of Applied Econometrics.