Elly Piatt is the Gatton Outstanding Senior in Economics. Balancing two majors, a minor, numerous internships, and campus leadership opportunities, Elly has proven to be an exceptional student. Elly’s second major is in political science, for which she served as a US Senate intern, a House of Representatives intern, and a Kentucky Senate President’s Office intern.

After years of increasing educational progress, Kentucky is losing ground to other states. This is one of the key findings in the 2023 Kentucky Annual Economic Report, which was released by the Center for Business and Economic Research...

Associate Professor of Economics David Agrawal had his paper "Online Shopping Can Redistribute Local Tax Revenue from Urban to Rural America," accepted for publication in the Journal of Public Economics, the top field journal in the area of public finance.

Yoonbai Kim, Professor of Economics, received the 2023 Korea America Economic Association (KAEA) Appreciation Award at the 2023 ASSA meeting. Kim received a cash award along with a plaque in New Orleans, Louisiana on January 6-8, 2023. 


The Economics Society along with the Institute for the Study of Free Enterprise will host Treasurer Allison Ball for a talk Wednesday, February 15 at 6 pm. The talk is titled: A Discussion on Public Service and Unsung Heroes and is open to the public. 

Join national, regional, and local experts to hear what you can expect from the economy in 2023 at the 34th Annual Economic Outlook Conference. This year's conference will be held in the Central Bank Center in Lexington, Kentucky on Tuesday, February 7. 

Chuck Courtemanche's paper, "Intended and Unintended Effects of E-cigarette Taxes on Youth Tobacco Use," has been accepted for publication in Journal of Health Economics. 

Carlos Lamarche's paper, "Wild Bootstrap Inference For Penalized Quantile Regression For Longitudinal Data," has been accepted for publication at the Journal of Econometrics. The paper was co-authored with Thomas Parker of the University of Waterloo. 

Darshak Patel has received the Kenneth G. Elzinga Distinguished Teaching Award from the Southern Economic Association® (SEA) a national recognition for his contributions to economics education.

Congratulations to Sarah (Burns) John, Ph.D. ’13 [Economics] for recently receiving the 2022 Larry D. Welch Award for Best External Publication for “Deterring Illegal Entry: Migrant Sanctions and Recidivism in Border Apprehensions.” The article was published in American Economic Journal in August 2021.