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The Kentucky RDC (KRDC) is located in the Gatton College of Business and Economics on the University of Kentucky campus in Lexington. KRDC is a collaboration between the University of Kentucky and the U.S. Census Bureau, and includes consortium partners of Indiana University, The Ohio State University, and University of Cincinnati. The mission of KRDC is to expand the data infrastructure available to qualified scholars and students at consortium institutions with approved projects by providing access to restricted-use data made available from participating federal statistical agencies.

Executive Director

Christopher Bollinger

Christopher R. Bollinger, Ph.D

Christopher R. Bollinger is the Sturgill Professor of Economics at the University of Kentucky. Professor Bollinger’s research has focused on data quality issues and the impact of survey data quality on estimation of micro economic models. He has examined both measurement error and item non-response. Professor Bollinger also has interests in Urban Economics and Labor Economics. He is currently the Director of the Kentucky Research Data Center and serves on the Consensus Forecast Group for the State of Kentucky.


Contact Information


Carlos Lopes, PhD, Administrator

Kentucky Research Data Center
University of Kentucky
Gatton College, Suite 125H
550 South Limestone Street
Lexington, Kentucky 40506


Email Carlos Lopes

Partner Institutions

The operation of each Federal Statistical Research Data Center (RDC) is supported by both the Census Bureau and RDC partner institutions. Some RDC partner institutions form consortiums to share the operational costs of the RDC and may waive user fees for their affiliates. Several RDCs have built branch locations to reduce the cost of researchers commuting to the core location while still maintaining the identical stringent information technology and physical security requirements.


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