Below you'll find the department's most recent news stories. Also be sure to check the news archive for older stories.
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.
Are you blaming those rising prices for airplane tickets on the mergers in the industry? Senior Jonathan Gao says you might be right but the economics of the ticket price isn't that straightforward.
Professor Timur Kuran was a keynote speaker at the 18th annual conference of the International Society for New Institutional Economics this weekend at Duke Law School.