Badgett in National Spotlight Over Gay Marriage Economic Research

M.V. Lee Badgett
M.V. Lee Badgett

M.V. Lee Badgett, professor of economics, director of the Center for Public Policy and Administration, and an international expert on the economics of same-sex marriage, has appeared in several media outlets this week, as the U.S. Supreme Court heard two gay marriage cases.

On Bloomberg Television’s program “Bottom Line,” Badgett spoke about the economics of denying same-sex couples the right to marry. She was also quoted in this Politico article about how marriage laws have a significant impact on health insurance coverage. In addition, this Washington Post piece about taxes and government spending quotes Badgett and refers to a 2009 Williams Institute study that she co-authored.