James Ziliak
James Ziliak

Carol Martin Gatton Endowed Chair in Microeconomics

University of Kentucky

James P. Ziliak holds the Carol Martin Gatton Endowed Chair in Microeconomics in the Department of Economics at the University of Kentucky, where he is founding director of the University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research and founding executive director of the Kentucky Federal Statistical Research Data Center. He previously served as assistant and associate professor of economics at the University of Oregon, and has held visiting positions at The Brookings Institution, Russell Sage Foundation, University College London, University of Michigan, and University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research expertise is in the areas of labor economics, poverty, food insecurity, and tax and transfer policy. He has published widely in leading economics journals such as the American Economic ReviewJournal of Political EconomyReview of Economics and Statistics, and The Economic Journal, and has edited several volumes. He served as chair of the National Academies of Science Workshop on Research Gaps and Opportunities on the Causes and Consequences of Child Hunger, and as a member of the Institute of Medicine’s Committee on Examination of the Adequacy of Food Resources and SNAP Allotments. He received B.S. and B.A. degrees in economics and sociology from Purdue University, and his Ph.D. in economics from Indiana University.

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