Recent Appearances, Interviews, and Commentary

One of the important duties of the Director of the University of Kentucky’s Center for Business and Economic Research is to be the bridge between the academic research and teaching done every day at the Gatton College of Business and the real-world application of those efforts for Kentucky businesses and organizations. Dr. Bollinger fulfills this duty via public speaking engagements, media interviews, and commentary.

Dr. Bollinger would enjoy speaking for your group.  He has presented before groups such as the Lexington Bluegrass Association of Realtors, the Lexington Employee Benefits Council, the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, the Kentucky Association of Realtors, and the Maysville Chamber of Commerce.  Typically his presentation is on the current state of the U.S., Kentucky, and local economies.  However, he is happy to discuss more specific research done by the Center for Business and Economic Research, or other topics as his time and expertise allow.

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Recent appearances - in person

Mortgage Bankers Assn. of the Bluegrass, Feb. 17, 2016

Recent appearances - in the news

In Kentucky, the 1 percent are getting richer by Cheryl Truman
Lexington Herald Leader, June 19, 2016

Recent appearances - commentary

Wallet Hub: Labor Day by the Numbers, by John S. Kiernan. Ask the Experts segment. August 29, 2016