Bradley Hardy, assistant professor of public administration and policy, received the National Economic Association (NEA) President’s Award in recognition of his exemplary service towards the organization. The award was presented to Hardy during the annual 2015 Allied Social Sciences Association meeting, held in Boston, MA.
NEA’s outgoing president, Trevon D. Logan, wrote to Hardy expressing his gratitude and admiration for the professor’s dedication and hard work for NEA. “It was a pleasure to award you a 2015 President’s Award,” he wrote.
Hardy’s work with NEA dovetails with his research at the School of Public Affairs, where he examines trends and sources of income volatility and intergenerational mobility within the United States, with a focus on socio-economically disadvantaged families. During NEA’s 2014 meeting, Hardy organized and chaired a paper session entitled, “Public Policies Impacting Low-Income & Minority Communities,” which presented four pieces of scholarship studying several issues, including the changing safety net for low-income families, and factors involved in the transition in and out of poverty.
Founded in 1969, NEA began its mission as the Caucus of Black Economists, promoting the professional lives of minorities within the economic profession. The organization has continued to grow in both mission and scope, producing and distributing knowledge of economic issues that are of exceptional interest to promoting economic growth among native and immigrant African Americans, Latinos, and other people of color.