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Bradley Hardy is an associate professor of public policy and administration at American University. Bradley received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Kentucky in 2011. He recently completed work as a visiting fellow at the Russell Sage Foundation, where he conducted research on how segregation has affected socioeconomic outcomes for minorities in the U.S. Bradley is also a non-resident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, where he studies income volatility and intergenerational mobility. Bradley is a visiting scholar in the Center for Household Financial Stability at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and an editorial board member at the Review of Black Political Economy. His research interest is labor economics, with emphases in economic instability, intergenerational mobility, poverty policy, and socio-economic outcomes. Visit Bradley’s faculty page at American University.

Mission Statement

The University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research (UKCPR) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit academic research center established in 2002. Our research informs evidence-based policy on the causes, consequences, and correlates of poverty, inequality, and food insecurity in the United States.

UKCPR is a member of the Collaborative of Poverty Centers sponsored by the Institute for Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin–Madison with underwriting from the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The other member poverty centers are located at Columbia UniversityHoward University, Stanford University, University of California-Davis, University of California-Irvine, University of Michigan, and University of Washington. The goal of the CPC is to improve the effectiveness of public policies to reduce poverty and inequality and their impacts on the well-being of the American people.