Bruce Kellison, PhD, is Director of the Bureau of Business Research at the IC2 Institute, and co-director of the Institute on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, at The University of Texas at Austin. He is responsible for strategic planning and research for the Bureau, an applied economic research center and a member of the Texas State Data Center network. With Noël Busch-Armendariz and Laurie Cook Heffron, he co-developed and taught the course “Women for Sale: The Economic, Social, and Political Proposition of Human Trafficking” at the University of Texas at Austin. His human trafficking research focuses on estimating the economic impact of modern slavery on victims and society, especially at the state and local level. Kellison was principal investigator of a multi-year grant from the Texas Office of the Governor to study the prevalence and impact of human trafficking in Texas. He served as president of the Association for University Business and Economic Research in 2017, a leading professional organization devoted to improving the quality and application of research in public policy and business economics. Kellison has contributed economic impact analyses on studies not only on human trafficking but also on sexually oriented businesses, the rape kit backlog crisis, and sexual assault.
(2016) Responding to Domestic Minors Sex Trafficking (DMST): Developing Principle-Based Practices, Journal of Human Trafficking, 2:4, 259-271,
(2013) A comparative analysis of infractions in Texas alcohol establishments and adult entertainment clubs, Criminal Justice Studies,26:1, 30-42,