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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. . ."
Professor Sloan and Research Associate Eldred were recently awarded a grant by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Public Health Law Research program to fund their project “Studying Whether Two North Carolina Legal Interventions Reduce Child Maltreatment.”
Recent faculty research in a wide range of fields will be presented at the annual meeting of the American Economic Association on January 3 -5. Duke Economics faculty members from nearly all fields will participate in the conference as discussants or panelists.
Lirong Xia completed an M.A. in economics in 2010 and a Ph.D. in computer science in 2011 at Duke. He is an Assistant Professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY. Xia recently shared his thoughts on the Master’s of Science in Economics and Computation. . .
“With this master's program, Duke is at the forefront of catching up with tech giants like Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, and Facebook in breaking down boundaries between computer scientists and economists,” said Professor Vince Conitzer. . .
Most economists looking at trade liberalization see overall welfare gains, while policy makers are concerned with loss of employment and lower wages for some of their constituents. New Professor Dix-Carneiro sees a chance to develop trade models with more realistic. . .