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Gabrielle Inder ’14 was already recognized for her honors thesis when she graduated with a high distinction in economics. Now she is being highly commended by The Undergraduate Awards 2014 for an abridged version of her capstone project.
The sound of London calling appeals to many undergraduates who wish to study abroad. Fifteen talented juniors answered by way of the 2014 Duke in London: Finance program. Emma Rasiel and John Caccavale served as academic directors and taught two finance courses.
Death and taxes have long been established as inevitabilities in life. Juan Carlos Suárez Serrato, a new member of the Duke Economics faculty, is concerned with determining the actual effects of the latter.
What does it take to start a successful business? Some might say all it takes is a good idea and a lot of caffeine. Just two years after starting her own company and graduating with a degree in economics, Tatiana Birgisson has found success with Mati Energy.
The Economics Department’s new master’s students have descended upon campus, and they are kicking off the start of their programs with a week of orientation events.
The Department of Economics today participated in the Ice Bucket Challenge to support research for ALS. A total of 19 faculty, students, and staff doused themselves with buckets of ice water on West Campus Quad.
From studying landmines to flying airplanes, alumnus Peter Devine is using his academic passions to guide his military career. He is currently finishing training to become a Navy fighter pilot while continuing to work with Professor Charles Becker.
Fall semester classes do not begin until Aug. 25, but the first wave of incoming students has already arrived. The newest batch of doctoral candidates comprises 15 students – five women and 10 men – from Canada, China, Estonia, Russia, and the United States.
Students of economic theory may be familiar with Arrow-Debreu’s model of general equilibrium, but they likely have not given much thought to its history. Professor Weintraub has published a new book on three economists’ quests to prove the existence of competitive equilibrium.
Ruilin Zhong's interests in economics and statistics are taking her to very disparate fields of study, from exploring investment firms' use of decision science to understanding target audience advertising.