Asymmetric Effects of Oil Price Shocks: Kentucky Comparison

Recent gains in U.S. oil and natural gas production have spurred debates about the strengths and vulnerabilities of the domestic energy market. Technological advances along with high oil and gas prices spurred increased production and exploration of the abundant oil and natural gas resources here... Read More

Mean vs. Median Income: Which One to Use and What it Means for South Central Kentucky

When it comes to economic indicators as litmus tests on the state of the economy, the measurement of mean or median income is often discussed. What has happened to the “typical” person’s income over time? What does the “typical” income tell us about the state of income distribution? Are... Read More

Declining Food Stamp Enrollments in Kentucky

According to recent data released by the Department of Agriculture there is a national decline in the use of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Benefits. This trend is being seen in Kentucky as well. According to the data, the number of households participating in food stamps funded... Read More