Elira Kuka, SMU economics professor, appointed to prestigious national research organization

Elira Kuka

Elira Kuka, SMU economics professor, appointed to prestigious national research organization

The National Bureau of Economic Research, the nation's leading nonprofit economic research organization, has appointed SMU Assistant Professor Elira Kuka a faculty research fellow.

NPR: How Domestic Violence In One Home Affects Every Child In A Class

bear-vs-girl1_slide-eec6137db10039983a91f4997472ca67ed44e0c6-s800-c85NPR journalist Gabrielle Emanuel covered the research of SMU government policy expert Elira Kuka for All Things Considered on NPR as part of its series "The Mental Health Crisis In Our Schools." The segment examined the impact on an entire school classroom when one student is victimized by domestic violence at home. Kuka, an assistant professor in the Department of Economics, and her colleagues found that new data shows violence in the home hinders the academic performance not only of the student who is abused, but also of their classmates, too.