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William "Sandy" Darity, Jr. Honored With Prestigious Award at 2017 Future of Wealth Summit

Thursday, May 25, 2017
Duke Today
Professor William “Sandy” Darity, Jr., founding director of the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity, was honored for his research related to racial inequality and the racial wealth gap in the United States at the 2017 Future of Wealth Summit: Technology, Inclusion and Social Change. 

Duke Student Shares Energy Data Analytics Lab Research With North Carolina Legislators

Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Duke University Energy Initiative
As part of Graduate Education Day, alumnus Hoël Wiesner (MEM '17, B.S. '15) shared research on energy resource assessment that he and a team of students, including Samit Sura (MAE '17), developed for the Energy Data Analytics Lab.

Duke in DC Panel Leads Conversation on Artificial Intelligence and Jobs

Thursday, May 18, 2017
Duke Today
Duke in DC hosted a conversation May 10 on Artificial Intelligence and its coming effect on the job market. Rather than argue that AI will necessarily replace humans wholesale, Professor Vincent Conitzer argued that AI will likely make most jobs safer and easier.

The Blue Devil Unmasked: A Q&A with Andrew Greenfield (B.S. ’17)

Monday, May 15, 2017
For the last four years, Andrew Greenfield has led a double life.  By all accounts, he was a typical, high-achieving Blue Devil. Greenfield juggled the heavy course load that comes with being an economics major and computer science minor, while successfully navigating the academic and... Read More »

Duke Economics Celebrates the Class of 2017

Sunday, May 14, 2017
The Department of Economics recognized graduates of the class of 2017 at the its annual Graduation Recognition Ceremony in Cameron Indoor Stadium on Sunday, May 14. This year members of the faculty presented diplomas to 16 Ph.D. graduates, 83 M.A. Economics graduates, nine M.S. Statistical and... Read More »

History of Economics Society Best Article Prize Becomes the “Craufurd Goodwin Best Article Prize”

Friday, May 12, 2017
The History of Economics Society (HES) has named its Best Article Prize the "Craufurd Goodwin Best Article Prize" in honor of Duke Economics Professor Craufurd Goodwin, who passed away on April 20. This change will be effective next month at the 2017 HES Conference in Toronto. “Interestingly... Read More »

In Memoriam: Allan H. Meltzer (B.A. '48)

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Carnegie Mellon University
Internationally renowned economist and Carnegie Mellon University Professor Allan H. Meltzer died on May 8. He was 89. As an undergraduate at Duke, Meltzer was active in civil rights and had a law career in mind, but he took a course in economics and was forever changed. 

In the Media: How Abnormal Was Comey's Firing?

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
The New York Times
“It is extremely unusual for a U.S. president to interfere with an investigation involving his own behaviors. It puts at risk checks and balances that are vital to the health of U.S. democracy,” said Professor Timur Kuran in reference to the firing of F.B.I. Director James B. Comey.

In the Media: Is the Trump Presidency Getting More Normal?

Wednesday, May 3, 2017
The New York Times
According to a panel of 13 experts, the Trump Administration's actions during the first 100 days were slightly more normal and somewhat less consequential. However, White House's act of granting secret waivers to staff members "is beyond the pale," said Professor Timur Kuran. 

Duke Conversations: Where Faculty and Students Meet Over Dinner

Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Duke Today
From making the most of the college experience to global issues to favorite household pets, no topic is off the table at a Duke Conversations dinner. Professors Charles Becker and Connel Fullenkamp led dinners with Duke students in March and April.

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