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In the Media: Economists Send Trump, Congress a Letter: Immigration Strengthens the Economy

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
News & Observer
Nearly 1,500 economists from across the country – including some from Duke Economics – sent a letter to President Donald Trump saying that immigration strengthens the economy. Signers of the letter include members of every administration since President Ronald Reagan.

In Memoriam: Craufurd Goodwin

Friday, April 21, 2017
Duke Today
Craufurd Goodwin, a James B. Duke Professor Emeritus of Economics who in more than 50 years at Duke helped shape the university’s course during the strife of the 1960s and made Duke a leader in the study of the history of economic thought and boosted the profile of The Graduate School, died... Read More »

Commentary: 2017's Greenest States

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
WalletHub
Is there an inherent trade-off between protecting the environment and promoting economic growth? WalletHub asks Professor Billy Pizer to weigh in on the value of environmental protection as part of a new study on the "greenest" U.S. states.      

Seniors Chait, Concha Named 2017 DFE Leadership Award Winners

Friday, April 14, 2017
When the question of whom to award the 2017 Duke Financial Economics Center’s (DFE) Leadership Award came up this spring, the DFE teaching faculty had no difficulty agreeing that seniors Derek Chait and Felipe Concha were top contenders. Chait, an economics major with a finance concentration... Read More »

Junior Maya Durvasula Selected as 2017 Truman Scholar

Thursday, April 13, 2017
Duke Chronicle
Economics major Maya Durvasula was named as a Truman Scholar, Duke University announced Wednesday. Truman scholars are chosen based on their leadership, public service, academic achievement and likelihood of becoming public-service leaders. 

Roberto Lagos (M.A. '16) Named Honduras's Minister-Counselor for Economic Affairs

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Roberto Lagos (M.A. ’16) is no stranger to change. In the past three years, he has moved to the United States, earned a master’s degree in economics, and worked at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). And now, he has pivoted to a new role. After a quick visit home to Honduras last month,... Read More »

Megh Freeland Becomes First Back-to-Back Duke Econ Bracket Challenge Champ

Tuesday, April 4, 2017
On Monday night North Carolina beat Gonzaga to win a sixth national championship, effectively redeeming its three-point loss against Villanova last year. Stalwart Tar Heel fan Megh Freeland had two reasons to celebrate, as she became the first-ever two-time winner of the Duke Economics annual... Read More »

SSRI Director Tom Nechyba Surprised With Honor by Duke Alumni Association

Thursday, March 30, 2017
Social Science Research Institute
This morning, undergraduate Erin Brown surprised Social Science Research Institute Director Tom Nechyba with news he won the 2017 Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award. Sponsored by the Duke Alumni Association for more than three decades, this student-selected award honors a... Read More »

Equitable Growth in Conversation: An Interview with William Darity, Jr.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Washington Center for Equitable Growth
Professor William Darity, Jr. discusses the importance of stratification economics in understanding U.S. economic growth and inequality.

In the Media: Budget Efficiencies

Friday, March 24, 2017
VICE
Professor Gale Boyd comments in Vice on the proposed demise of the Energy Star program, which has saved consumers $362 billion. Boyd works with industrial plants to help develop benchmarking tools for the Energy Star program, using information that might be proprietary or otherwise not readily... Read More »

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