Kenneth R. Troske, Sturgill Professor of Economics and chair of the Department of Economics at the University of Kentucky’s Gatton College of Business and Economics has been appointed to the five-member Congressional Oversight Panel (COP), which was created 19 months ago in response to the nation’s financial crisis.
Troske was selected to serve on the panel by U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and replaces former Securities and Exchange Commissioner Paul S. Atkins, who recently stepped down from the COP.
Troske, who also serves as director of UK’s Center for Business and Economic Research and as co-director of the university’s Sloan Center for a Sustainable Aluminum Industry, has taught at UK since 2005. In addition to his teaching of undergraduate and graduate students at UK, Troske is a prolific researcher, having authored and co-authored numerous articles in books and journals. He is frequently sought after by the news media on the local, state, national and international level for his expertise.
Troske earned his Ph.D. in economics at the University of Chicago. He lectured at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore while serving as an economist for the U.S. Bureau of the Census’ Center for Economic Studies in the 1990s. He then joined the faculty of the University of Missouri in 1997 and served for eight years before coming to UK.