Gail Hoyt and Darshak Patel's paper, “If you only had five minutes: Best advice for new instructors of economics” was accepted and published at the Journal of Economic Education. 

A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NAS) offers recommendations for updating how poverty is measured in the U.S., with a special focus on the costs of child care and health care, as well as regional differences in housing costs.

Darshak Patel’s paper, co-authored with Justin Roush (Xavier University), “Emoticons as Performance Feedback for College Students: A Large-Classroom Field Experiment,” was published in the American Economic Association: Papers and Proceedings.

Congratulations to PhD candidate, Linli Zhao for receiving first prize for her paper, "Aging Gracefully Under Pressure: How Age Distribution Buffers the Impact of Economic Uncertainty on Employment Volatility," in the Gunther Economics Research competition. 


Gatton College of Business and Economics is pleased to present the Spring 2023 Gatton Doctoral Research Excellence Awards recipients. 

Dr. Kenneth R. Troske, the Richard W. and Janis H. Furst Endowed Chair of Economics at the University of Kentucky has been appointed to a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Committee on Population, panel on A Research Agenda for Improving Economic and Social Mobility in the United States.

Poverty statistics are essential for determining the size and composition of the population whose needs are going unmet. Accurate poverty measures help society target resources to alleviate hardships...[Read More]

David R. Agrawal and Kenneth Tester paper, “State Taxation of Nonresident Income and the Location of Work" is forthcoming in the American Economic Journal: Economic Policy.

The Econ Games is a data competition that offers students an experiential learning opportunity to apply classroom concepts to real-world problems. Through this competition, students activate problem-solving skills, including critical and creative thinking, display teamwork, and utilize practical knowledge.

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.