Economics Center Media Appearances

Center Executive Director David Mahon interviewed about employment gains for people with disabilities (February 2023)

The COVID pandemic was especially challenging for people with disabilities, as many lost access to in-person education and training, therapeutic interventions and healthcare, and social programs. But the abrupt shift to remote work did create new employment opportunities. And a local program, Project SEARCH at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, is making the most of the new momentum to connect even more workers with meaningful occupations. Center Executive Director Dr. David Mahon is interviewed about the trend in this story from Local 12 News. 

Center Executive Director David Mahon interviewed by the Columbus Dispatch (January 2023)

Center Executive Director Dr. David Mahon was interviewed by The Columbus Dispatch about an NPR Planet Money story on economics in kids’ books that took a turn in one Ohio school. Please click the link for the story. 

Center Research Director Brad Evans participates in a podcast about the research team's work on behalf of Ohio Realtors (December 2022)

Center Research Director Brad Evans took part in a podcast to discuss the research team’s new analysis on behalf of Ohio Realtors exploring the shortage of affordable housing in Ohio, and providing state-level policy recommendations Ohio Realtors can use to guide their advocacy work with the General Assembly. To listen, please click the podcast link below!

Center's work on behalf of nonprofits featured in Movers and Makers (November 2022)

The Alpaugh Family Economics Center is likely best known for the economic education and financial literacy programs offered to teachers, students and parents. But the academic programs are only half of what the center does. As part of its mission to do “Work That Matters,” the center conducts research for nonprofit organizations. These clients use the work to increase community awareness of their organizations and services offered, evaluate whether their objectives are being met and secure financing to advance their missions. Click the button to see the story!

Center's ED interviewed about remote work trends (November 2022)

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Center Executive Director Dr. David Mahon was interviewed in this story about remote work from Local 12. He shares data about the local boom in working from home since the beginning of the COVID pandemic.

Center's work on Black women's economic mobility featured (November 2022)

Center researchers' work to measure the economic mobility of Black women in our region, on behalf of the Women's Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation, is mentioned in this coverage of efforts at UC to improve diversity in high-tech fields.

Center's work on the economic impact of Black-owned businesses highlighted (October 2022)

Eric Kearney, president and CEO of The African-American Chamber of Greater Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky, shared our work on behalf of the AACC with Warren County Commissioners. That analysis focused on the economic impact of Black-owned businesses in Southwest Ohio. Kearney told the commissioners that of the 468 jobs supported by Black-owned businesses in Warren County, about 138 are located in Mason. Center Executive Dr. David Mahon is also interviewed in this coverage.

Cincinnati Magazine feature on $martPath platform and videos (October 2022)

$martPath is featured in the new Cincinnati Magazine! Click the link to see where $martPath got its start, and how our award-winning and free online learning platform and puppet videos are now bringing financial and economic education to millions of children nationwide.

Center's research on Black-owned business impact highlighted (September 2022)

Did you know Black-owned businesses have an economic impact of more than $2.1 billion and 6,000 jobs in this region annually? WVXU featured the Center's work on behalf of the African American Chamber of Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky in this piece.

$martPath star Megan Piphus in the national spotlight (September 2022)

$martPath star Megan Piphus Peace is really having a much-deserved moment in the national spotlight right now! Here's another interview with Megan, in which she discusses her leading role in the Emmy-winning $martPath video series.

David Mahon interviewed about the looming rail strike (September 2022)

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An 11th hour deal may have averted the looming rail strike in the U.S. Christian Hauser from Local 12 interviewed Center Executive Director Dr. David Mahon about the possible impacts of a strike.

Center research discussed at White House meeting (September 2022)

Leaders from Cincinnati and Hamilton County visited the White House to talk about opportunities for investment and infrastructure improvements in the Tristate. Among the guests was Eric Kearney, President and CEO of The African-American Chamber of Greater Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky. Kearney spoke to the group about Center researchers' work on behalf of the Chamber to measure the economic impact of Black-owned businesses in Greater Cincinnati.

Center Executive Director interviewed by WVXU (September 2022)

Center Executive Director Dr. David Mahon is interviewed in this story from WVXU about our analysis on behalf of The African-American Chamber of Greater Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky to measure the economic impact of Black-owned businesses on Southwest Ohio.

Center's Executive Director interviewed about the student loan forgiveness plan (August 2022)

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President Biden announced his student loan forgiveness plan. So what does this mean for borrowers, and for inflation? Local 12 interviewed Executive Director Dr. David Mahon in this story.

Center's Executive Director interviewed about the rising costs for college students (August 2022)

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Incoming Center Executive Director Dr. David Mahon was interviewed by Local 12 in this story about how college students are coping with higher costs for rent, food, and much more. He shares good advice for budgeting, goal-setting, and evaluating student loan options.

The Center's research on behalf of Hispanic Chamber Cincinnati USA is highlighted by WVXU (August 2022)

The Center's research on behalf of Hispanic Chamber Cincinnati USA to measure the population, employment, and buying power of Cincinnati's Hispanic/Latino community is featured in this coverage from 91.7 WVXU.