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."
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)
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.
Professor Skiba is interviewed by The Atlantic about her research on payday loans and their impact on borrowers.
Professor Skiba recently wrote about U.S. tax rebates and payday loan borrowers for The London School of Economics American Politics and Policy blog.
Professor Skiba's research on title loans is cited by The New York Times .
Professor Skiba's research on auto title loans is featured in The Washington Post .
Professor Skiba participated in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's Nashville field hearing on Tuesday, March 25.
Professor Skiba is interviewed about the choices and behaviors of lottery winners on RAI-Italian National Television's SuperQuark. [Watch the video]
Professor Skiba is interviewed about pricey car title loans on The Street. [Watch the video]
Professor Skiba is quoted about payday lending in The Tennessean's article "Payday Lender Grows at Breakneck Speed Amid Industry Criticism."
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.
Professor Skiba's research on the behaviors of lottery winners is cited in The Washington Post .
Professor Skiba's research is cited in USA Today: Two Mega Million winners will split $380 million jackpot.
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."
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.
Professor Skiba is a Visiting Scholar at the London School of Economics' Managerial Economics and Strategy Group in Summer 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."
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]
Professor Skiba's research on the outcomes of lottery winners is featured in the Vanderbilt View's article "Fleeting Fortune," by Amy Wolf.
Professor Skiba's research is quoted in the Wall Street Journal's article "Lottery Researchers Skeptical about US Bailout Approach."
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?"
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.
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.
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.
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.
Professor Skiba's research with Jeremy Tobacman has been cited by Consumer Affairs in "Payday Loans Can Lead to Bankruptcy," by Mark Huffman.
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.
Professor Skiba was interviewed about the payday loan industry by the trade newspaper American Banker.
The Vanderbilt View magazine features new professor Paige Marta Skiba.