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Skiba contributes to The Conversation

June 2016

Professor Skiba wrote about the potential effects of a newly proposed rule on payday loan lenders in her article, "Limiting Access to Payday Loans May Do More Harm Than Good," for The Conversation. The rule was proposed by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau with the aim of eliminating what it called “debt traps” caused by the $38.5 billion payday loan market.

Her article in The Conversation was cited in the Boston Globe article, "Payday Loans are a Poor Option. No Payday Loans Would be Worse."

 

Skiba contributes to The Atlantic

April 2016

Professor Skiba was invited by The Atlantic to provide a response to their May cover story on shrinking middle-class wealth. Professor Skiba's response on the increase of credit products, specifically payday loans, and the impact that has on consumers is available online. (April 21, 2016)

 

Skiba's research mentioned by NBC's Today

January 2016

NBC’s Today reported on the large Powerball jackpot that had not yet been won. The report mentioned Professor Skiba's study that found lottery winners are twice as likely to declare bankruptcy as nonwinners. The story ran on NBC, ABC and FOX affiliates around the country.

 

Skiba interviewed by The Atlantic

November 2015

Professor Skiba is interviewed by The Atlantic about her research on payday loans and their impact on borrowers.

 

Skiba contributes to the LSE USApp blog

April 2015

Professor Skiba recently wrote about U.S. tax rebates and payday loan borrowers for The London School of Economics American Politics and Policy blog.

 

Skiba's research cited by The New York Times

January 2015

Professor Skiba's research on title loans is cited by The New York Times .

 

Skiba's research featured in The Washington Post

December 2014

Professor Skiba's research on auto title loans is featured in The Washington Post .

 

Skiba participated in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's Nashville field hearing on payday loans

March 2014

Professor Skiba participated in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's Nashville field hearing on Tuesday, March 25.

 

Skiba on RAI-Italian National Television's SuperQuark

July 2013

Professor Skiba is interviewed about the choices and behaviors of lottery winners on RAI-Italian National Television's SuperQuark. [Watch the video]

 

Skiba on The Street

April 2013

Professor Skiba is interviewed about pricey car title loans on The Street. [Watch the video]

 

Skiba quoted by The Tennessean

April 2013

Professor Skiba is quoted about payday lending in The Tennessean's article "Payday Lender Grows at Breakneck Speed Amid Industry Criticism."

 

Skiba on NPR's Here & Now

January 2012

Listen to Professor Skiba discuss pawn shops and consumer credit markets on NPR's  Here and Now .

 

Maclean's looks to Skiba in ZestCash question

November 2011

Maclean's looks to Professor Skiba to answer the question: is online start-up ZestCash a high-tech payday lending company? Read "Payday loans go high-tech" by Richard Warnica.

 

Skiba's research cited in The Washington Post

July 2011

Professor Skiba's research on the behaviors of lottery winners is cited in The Washington Post .

 

Skiba's research cited in USA Today

January 2011

Professor Skiba's research is cited in USA Today: Two Mega Million winners will split $380 million jackpot.

 

Skiba's research cited in The Huffington Post

September 2010

Columnist Don McNay connects Professor Skiba's work on lottery winners' outcomes to the Wall Street bailouts in "Bailouts Don't Work: The Lotto Winners' Study."

 

Skiba quoted in Yahoo! Finance

September 2010

Professor Skiba's work with Scott Hankins and Mark Hoekstra on outcomes of lottery winners is explored in "Jackpot Winners Just as Likely to Go Bust." Their paper is forthcoming in the Review of Economics and Statistics.

 

Skiba visits London School of Economics

June 2010

Professor Skiba is a Visiting Scholar at the London School of Economics' Managerial Economics and Strategy Group in Summer 2010.

 

Skiba quoted by The Tennessean

April 2010

Professor Skiba is quoted in an article examining the local payday loan industry and the effect of Tennessee unemployment rates on payday lending: "Unemployment Checks Used as Collateral for Payday Loans."

 

Skiba's research cited in Seventh Circuit decision

February 2010

Professor Skiba's research with Jeremy Tobacman on predatory lending and payday loans was cited by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. [Read more]

 

Skiba's research featured in the Vanderbilt View

August 2009

Professor Skiba's research on the outcomes of lottery winners is featured in the Vanderbilt View's article "Fleeting Fortune," by Amy Wolf.

 

Skiba's research quoted in Wall Street Journal

July 8, 2009

Professor Skiba's research is quoted in the Wall Street Journal's article "Lottery Researchers Skeptical about US Bailout Approach."

 

Skiba's research featured in The New York Times

January 17, 2009

Robert J. Shiller wrote about Professor Skiba's research with Jeremy Tobacman as part of his Economic View piece "How About a Stimulus for Financial Advice?"

 

Skiba quoted by The Tennessean

January 17, 2009

Professor Skiba was interviewed about her research on payday lending for The Tennessean's article "Payday Lenders' Clients Find Frequent Loans Costly," by Naomi Snyder.

 

Skiba's research featured in The New York Times Economix blog

January 7, 2009

Professor Skiba's research with Scott Hankins and Mark Hoekstra was featured in The New York Times' Economix blog piece "Lotto Lessons for Homeowner Bailouts," by Catherine Rampell.

 

Skiba's study cited by The Los Angeles Times

December 24, 2008

Professor Skiba's research with Jeremy Tobacman has been cited by The Los Angeles Times in "More in Middle Class Using Payday Lenders," by Kim Christensen.

 

Skiba to visit University of California-Berkeley

December 16, 2008

Professor Skiba will be a Visiting Scholar at the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment at the University of California-Berkeley during Spring 2009.

 

Skiba's research cited by Consumer Affairs

December 5, 2008

Professor Skiba's research with Jeremy Tobacman has been cited by Consumer Affairs in "Payday Loans Can Lead to Bankruptcy," by Mark Huffman.

 

Skiba organizes three AEA sessions

June 23, 2008

Professor Skiba has organized three sessions that were accepted by the American Economic Association to fill highly competitive slots during its 2009 annual meeting. The sessions are: "Law and Economics of Crime," "Lotteries and Gambling," and "Rationality in Consumer Credit Markets." The latter will appear in the publication American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings. The AEA 2009 annual meeting will be held January 3-5 in San Francisco, CA.

 

Skiba quoted by American Banker

May 19, 2008

Professor Skiba was interviewed about the payday loan industry by the trade newspaper American Banker.

 

The Vanderbilt View features Paige Marta Skiba

October 3, 2007

The Vanderbilt View magazine features new professor Paige Marta Skiba.