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Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and Martin School to Host Webinar

As a follow up to last year’s successful webinar roundtable policy discussions, the Martin School and the Chamber of Commerce will host a roundtable webinar examining the relationship between Kentucky’s quality of life and economic development and the role policies can play in the relationship.  The program will be at 12:00 noon on July 27th and will feature Kentucky Senate President Pro Tem David Givens of Greensburg; State Rep. Samara Heavrin of Leitchfield; Michael W. Clark, an economics professor and director of UK’s Center for Business and Economic Development; and Alison Davis, professor of Agricultural Economics and executive director of the Community and Economic Development Institute of Kentucky (CEDIK). The panel will be moderated by Charles Aull, senior policy analyst of the Kentucky Chamber.

Workforce-Aligned Scholarship Programs are Focus of Martin School Grant Award

Dr. Ron Zimmer and Dr. Rajeev Darolia collaborated to win a half-million dollar grant from the Walton Family Foundation to study the effectiveness of workforce-aligned scholarship programs.

Dr. David Agrawal Appointed to Board of Editors of the American Economic Journal: Economic Policy

Dr. David R. Agrawal, Associate Professor in the Martin School of Public Policy & Administration and the Department of Economics, has been appointed to the Board of Editors of the American Economic Journal: Economic Policy for a 3-year term.

Dr. David Agrawal recognized by the American Economic Association for tax research

Dr. Agrawal's recent article, The Internet as a Tax Haven?, was selected as having "the chart of the week" by the American Economic Association.

Martin School named USA's Leading Public Affairs, Policy & Administration Programs 2021 by Newsweek

Watch the Martin School's 2021 Wendell H. Ford Lecture on Youtube

Dr. Rajeev Darolia Appointed to Advise Committee on Federal Higher Education Regulations

The U.S. Department of Education has appointed Rajeev Darolia to be the economic and higher education policy analysis advisor for a new rule-making committee tasked with reforming federal regulations related to affordability and student loans.

Dr. Annelise Russell Wins 2021 APSA Award and Publishes Book

"Tweeting is Leading establishes a new perspective on congressional communication - one that explains variation in rhetorical styles of representation by focusing on Twitter's role in aggregating attention.

Austin Nugent Discusses Time Spent with Kentucky Protection and Advocacy

MPA student Austin Nugent spent the summer working with the independent state agency Kentucky Protection and Advocacy.

Director Ron Zimmer's research on Achievement School Districts referenced in New York Times Magazine

Midway through Casey Parks September 2021 longform piece The Tragedy of America’s Rural Schools in the Education Issue of the New York Times magazine, these words, "....Obama’s Race to the Top contest to design their Achievement School District, researchers found that schools in the turnaround program did not improve after six years," link to a report for Vanderbilt U

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