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* 2023: On leave in the US Department of Education Chief Economist office *

I hold the Wendell H. Ford Professorship in Public Policy and am a Professor of Public Policy and Economics at the University of Kentucky. I also serve as the Associate Dean for Research for the University of Kentucky Graduate School, Associate Director of Martin School of Public Policy and Administration, and Associate Director of the UK Center for Poverty Research. My research agenda includes questions about how public policy affects educational decisions and outcomes, and more broadly, economic mobility and financial security.

Link to CV.