Department of Public Administration and Policy
- Bradley Hardy is an Assistant Professor of Public Administration and Policy. Prior to joining American, he served as a research fellow at the University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research, where he co-authored and provided technical assistance for research reports focused on poverty measurement methods as well as the potential employment effects of child care subsidies. His research interests lie within labor and applied microeconomics, with an emphasis on economic instability, intergenerational mobility, poverty, and young adult socio-economic outcomes. His current work is focused on earnings and income volatility trends and related policy implications for children and families. Prior to his doctoral studies, Hardy helped provide analyses of U.S. budget, tax, and income support policies as a research assistant at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities in Washington, DC.
DegreesPh.D., Economics, University of Kentucky; M.P.P., Georgetown University; B.A., Economics, Morehouse College
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Partnerships & Affiliations
National Economic Association
Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management
American Economic Association
Institute for Research on Poverty, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Visiting Scholar (2011-2012)
Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities
- Labor Economics
- Income Volatility
- Intergenerational Mobility
Honors, Awards, and Fellowships
Southern Regional Education Board Doctoral Scholar, 2007-2011
University of Kentucky Lyman T. Johnson Fellow, 2006-2011
Phi Beta Kappa - Delta of Georgia at Morehouse College, May 2002
Ziliak, James P., Bradley Hardy, and Christopher Bollinger. 2011. “Earnings Volatility in America: Evidence from Matched CPS.” Labour Economics 18(6) 742-754.
Hardy, Bradley L. 2011. “Black Female Earnings and Income Volatility.” The Review of Black Political Economy. Online DOI: 10.1007/s12114-011-9105-3..
Ziliak, James P., Charles Hokayem, and Bradley Hardy. 2008. “Child Care Subsidies and the Economic Well-Being of Recipient Families: A Survey and Implications for Kentucky,” Technical Report to Kentucky Youth Advocates and the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services.
Hardy, Bradley, James P. Ziliak, and Charles Hokayem. 2008. “The economic impact of child care subsidies for Kentucky,” University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research Occasional Policy Brief No. 3.
Hardy, Bradley, Richard Kogan, and Arloc Sherman, and. 2005. “What Are The Effects of Cutting Domestic Appropriations Another Two Percent?,” Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.
Parrott, Sharon, Arloc Sherman, and Bradley Hardy. 2005. “House Budget Resolution Would Require Much Deeper Cuts In Key Low-Income Programs Than Senate Budget Plan: Depth and Breadth of Cuts a Key Issue in the Budget Resolution Conference,” Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.
Parrott, Sharon, Jim Horney, Isaac Shapiro, Ruth Carlitz, Bradley Hardy, and David Kamin. 2005. “Where Would the Cuts Be Made Under the President’s Budget? An Analysis of Reductions in Education, Human Services, Environment, and Community Development Programs,” Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.