Below you'll find the department's most recent news stories. Also be sure to check the news archive for older stories.
"Professor Becker showed such enthusiasm for me and for my research ideas," said one of the students who nominated him for the mentoring award. "At 21, I don't think anyone else had ever taken my ideas so seriously, and I knew I had found an excellent mentor."
The Honors Program will hold two upcoming events to showcase the research of some of our top undergraduates in the Department of Economics. All faculty and students are welcome to join in these activities to discuss new work on many different topics and to support our youngest researchers.
“It makes for a broader student experience,” says Professor Emma Rasiel of the co-teaching format. “The students hear and are reminded that there isn’t a right answer all the time. There’s more than one way.”
Duke Alumnus Thomas Borcherding (Ph.D. ‘66) passed away on February 12, 2014. He was 74. Professor Ed Tower, a colleague and friend of Borcherding, shared some thoughts recently on his life and work.
"I had a supportive team of advisors and mentors, with Thomas Nechyba as my primary advisor," said Cambridge Professor Jane Cooley Fruehwirth. "It's hard to imagine another place where I could have found more fertile ground for developing into a researcher."
The annual NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament bracket competition by the Department of Economics is back! Proceeds from the competition will go to the Duke ALS Clinic, chosen by last year's winner, Professor Chris Timmins. Join in the fun for a good cause!
A specialist in macroeconomics and international finance, Professor Cosmin Ilut has new research that will be published in the American Economic Review. His paper, "Ambiguous Business Cycles," was written jointly with Martin Schneider, and will be featured in an. . .
The American Society of Health Economists (ASHEcon) has announced the launch of the American Journal of Health Economics. The founding editor is the President of ASHEcon and Duke Economics Professor Frank Sloan. The managing editor is Lindsey Eldred. . .
A specialist in development economics, health economics, and economic demography, Professor Erica Field has new research that will be published in the American Economic Review. Her paper, "Household Bargaining and Excess Fertility: An Experimental Study. . .
"I chose the Duke master’s program as a stepping stone to get a Ph.D.," shared Professor Dan Taylor (M.A.'05). "I knew that at Duke I would be able to acquire the tools and knowledge necessary to do research. Duke is a great place for students who have ability and talent and want to. . ."