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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. . .
Scholars from around the country gathered at Fuqua School of Business last weekend for a conference focusing on theoretical work in industrial organization. It was the 12th in a series of annual conferences jointly sponsored by:
• Columbia Business School
• Duke Economics
• Duke Fuqua School of Business
• Massachusetts Institute of Technology
• and the Center for the Study of Industrial Organization (CSIO) at Northwestern University.
Fifteen graduates of the Master's in Economics program are now nearing completion of their doctoral studies at universities around the country. Each student is available for employment beginning Summer 2014.
The Department of Economics has 17 Ph.D. students who will graduate this year. Specialities of this group include macroeconomics, microeconomics, econometrics, financial economics, labor economics, development economics, and environmental economics.
"Duke really encourages collaboration between faculty in different fields, and I wanted to be a part of that," said new Professor and applied micro theorist Xiao Yu Wang. In her research, Wang focuses on how institutions emerge, how they interact with each other, and. . .
“Islamic law has not been practiced for a century and a half,” explained Professor Timur Kuran, who analyzes the economic history of the Middle East. “This project allows English speakers to view Sharia courts in action, prior to modernizing reforms of the 19th century."
The Department of Economics has 17 Ph.D. students who will graduate this year. Specialities of this group include macroeconomics, applied microeconomics, econometrics, financial economics, labor economics, development economics, environmental economics, and industrial organization.
"Many people here think about social interactions and networks," said new faculty member and econometrician Matthew Masten. "The whole economics department is very collegial, and I'm happy to be in a place where we can build on each other's ideas."
"During the past 10 years, Duke Economics has expanded its strength in many fields," said Cornell Professor Shanjun Li (Ph.D. '07). "I benefited from the growth while there, and I am glad to see that Duke has continued to be aggressive in hiring top researchers."
“Duke in London was the best learning experience of my life,” said Kitt Miller, a rising junior. “The networking opportunities provided by the visits and guest lecturers were unbelievable and perhaps the defining aspect of the program."