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Professor Timur Kuran Featured Essayist in Upcoming Book

Professor Timur Kuran Featured Essayist in Upcoming Book

Friday, February 2, 2018
Duke Today
From Duke Today: Professor Timur Kuran is among the authors featured in "Can It Happen Here? Authoritarianism in America," a collection of essays exploring the lessons of history, how democracies crumble, how propaganda works, and the role of the media, courts, elections, and "fake news" in... Read More »
Running the Numbers on Black Unemployment

Running the Numbers on Black Unemployment

Thursday, February 1, 2018
WYNC's 'The Takeaway'
During his first state of the union speech, President Trump took credit for the reduced black unemployment rate. While it is at an all-time low, the numbers fail to explain why African Americans are still twice as likely to be jobless than white Americans. Professor William Darity, Jr. ... Read More »
Medical Miracles From FDA Inefficiency

Medical Miracles From FDA Inefficiency

Tuesday, January 30, 2018
The Wall Street Journal
Features Professor David Ridley's work in creating priority review vouchers as part of the FDA review system to incentivize manufacturers to develop drugs for neglected diseases.
Do Soda Taxes Work? Not Unless Retailers Raise Prices

Do Soda Taxes Work? Not Unless Retailers Raise Prices

Monday, January 22, 2018
Harvard Business Review
Writing for the Harvard Business Review, Professors Steven Sexton and Bryan Bollinger (Fuqua) report findings from their research, which shows that a soda tax won't reduce consumption unless retailers pass along the added cost to their customers.
Faculty Research Featured in NBER Digest

Faculty Research Featured in NBER Digest

Tuesday, January 16, 2018
NBER Digest
Each month, the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) selects a handful of working papers to feature. The January 2018 Digest summarizes a paper co-authored by Professor Allan Collard-Wexler that estimates the extent to which market power is a source of oil production misallocation.
There's a Serious Proposal to Give Babies Born in the United States $20,000 (or More)

There's a Serious Proposal to Give Babies Born in the United States $20,000 (or More)

Thursday, January 11, 2018
The Washington Post
Based on their research, Professors William Darity, Jr. and Darrick Hamilton (New School) have proposed a new idea to solve wealth inequality in America: Give every newborn a "Baby Bond" account, which can range from $500 to $50,000 in cash.
Making Admissions More Efficient

Making Admissions More Efficient

Monday, January 8, 2018
American Economic Association
Economists helped New York City design its high school admissions process. In the December issue of the American Economic Review, Professor Atila Abdulkadiroglu and his MIT co-authors evaluate the matching system and say it's making students better off.
Students Who Hold Jobs During College Earn More Money After They Graduate

Students Who Hold Jobs During College Earn More Money After They Graduate

Thursday, January 4, 2018
MarketWatch
Working part-time while in high school or college could have an impact on future wages, according to a new NBER working paper by Duke Economics professors V. Joseph Hotz and Arnaud Maurel, and alumni Jared Ashworth (Pepperdine University) and Tyler Ransom (University of Oklahoma).
Faculty, Grad Students Share New Research at 2018 AEA Conference

Faculty, Grad Students Share New Research at 2018 AEA Conference

Wednesday, January 3, 2018
Duke Department of Economics faculty and graduate students will be attending the 2018 Annual Meeting of the American Economic Association (AEA) on Jan. 5-7, and presenting or participating as chairs, co-authors, discussants, and panelists in 47 sessions. Additionally, Duke Economics Ph.D. job... Read More »
Should AI Decide Who Gets a Kidney?

Should AI Decide Who Gets a Kidney?

Thursday, December 28, 2017
The Outline
Professor Vincent Conitzer, along with a team of researchers at Duke and the University of Maryland, have created a kidney exchange algorithm that attempts to reflect doctors' difficult decisions.

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