James Ziliak PhD
Department Chair; Gatton Endowed Chair in Microeconomics; University Research Professor; Director of the Center for Poverty Research
James P. Ziliak holds the Carol Martin Gatton Endowed Chair in Microeconomics and University Research Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Kentucky. He currently serves as Department Chair and as Founding Director of the Center for Poverty Research. He previously served as Founding Executive Director of the Kentucky Federal Statistical Research Data Center, and as assistant and associate professor of economics at the University of Oregon. Ziliak has held visiting positions at the Brookings Institution, Russell Sage Foundation, University College London, University of Michigan, and University of Wisconsin. He is a Research Fellow at the Institute for Fiscal Studies in London, England. Ziliak's research expertise is in the areas of labor economics, poverty, food insecurity, and tax and transfer policy. He received a BS degree in economics and BA degree in sociology from Purdue University, and his Ph.D. in Economics from Indiana University.