One of the foremost experts in the world on vaccine mandates is Emily Lawler. Emily is a 2012 B&E Econ alum, and 2018 Vanderbilt PhD. She is featured on the American Economic Association website owing to her expertise on vaccinations.

Research Associate Michael T. Childress and Associate Professor Michael W. Clark  join 43 other authors to develop a new book, “Communicating Science in Times of Crisis: COVID-19 Pandemic." It is a first volume in a new series about the study of science communication in times of crisis and features research and analysis from University of Kentucky faculty.  See WUKY story for more details.

Jim Ziliak, quoted in the The New York Times: Biden Administration Prompts Largest Permanent Increase in Food Stamps. Ziliak is the Department Chair; Gatton Endowed Chair in Microeconomics; University Research Professor and Director of the Center for Poverty Research. 

Darshak Patel's paper, "Can financial literacy education reduce the use of Medicaid and SNAP?" co-authored with Abdullah Al Bahrani (UKY Economics PhD `10 and associate professor of economics at Northern Kentucky University) and Jamie Weathers (assistant professor of Finance at Western Michigan University) recently published in Financial Services Review.

Ana María Herrera's paper "Impulse response analysis for structural dynamic models with nonlinear regressors, " (co-authored with Silvia Goncalves, Lutz Kilian and Elena Pesavento) has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Econometrics.

According to the story, the way life insurance is bought and sold will likely never be the same. What’s not so obvious: the long-term impacts of coronavirus on the insurance sector.

Mike Clark and Ken Troske spoke about the state's labor shortage on KET's "Kentucky Tonight." 

Economics Ph.D student Hyein Kang was awarded a fellowship from the Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy. 

Which Covid-19 restrictions really worked — and which ones really didn’t? Aaron Yelowitz shared his expertise with Vox. 

Gail Hoyt will participate in a virtual panel entitled, "A Year of Blended Economics Education – taking stock and moving forward"