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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.
Professor Contizer has been awarded the Social Choice and Welfare Prize for his contributions in the field of computational social choice. “The list of previous winners includes some extremely accomplished people, and I feel very honored to be included in that list."
“We have a full two weeks planned,” said Professor Bruce Caldwell. “Our participants are interesting people and the faculty is first rate. We are looking forward to what promises to be another intellectually stimulating, and fun, Summer Institute!”
Dr. Evelyn F. Murphy, the first woman to hold constitutional office in Massachusetts, has been named the 2014 recipient of the Duke Graduate School’s Distinguished Alumni Award. Since earning her PhD in 1965, she has received eleven honorary degrees and more than. . .
“The goal of this ERID conference was to connect macroeconomists who think about finance with finance experts whose work is relevant for macroeconomics,” said organizer Professor Craig Burnside. “This is all in an effort to get finance people to do better macro, and get macro people to do better finance.”
The Department of Economics recognized 17 graduates with a Ph.D., 70 graduates with a Master of Arts or Master of Science in Statistical and Economic Modeling, and approximately 230 graduates with an economics major.
"When I began working at Duke, I was determined to be a great teacher and researcher," said Professor James Roberts. "If professors leverage research correctly it can enable us to provide a superior undergraduate education."
Graduating Ph.D. student Zair Taylor has been awarded the “Best Rising Star Paper Prize” by the Industrial Organization Society. The IOS committee reviewed 126 submissions before selecting Taylor as the winner.
"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. . .