Most Recent Department News Stories

Below you'll find the department's most recent news stories. Also be sure to check the news archive for older stories. 


In the Media

Here are some popular news stories in which our faculty were highlighted:

Ed Tower in MarketWatch: "A Stock Market Forecast With a 14-Year Winning Streak"

Chris Timmins in The Atlantic's CityLab: "How Much Cleaning Up Brownfields Is Really Worth"

Juan Carlos Suarez Serrato in WalletHub: "2014's Most & Least Recession-Recovered Cities"

Nir Jaimovich in The New York Times: "Technology, Aided by Recession, Is Polarizing the Work World"

Arnaud Maurel in TIME -- "Attention Grads: Being Overeducated for Your First Job Can Hurt Your Career" 

Henry Grabowski's Op-Ed in The Hill -- "Regs and Costs Will Bring A Decade of Limited Biosimilars Development in the US"

Timur Kuran's Op-Ed in Project Syndicate -- "Turkey's Electoral Dictatorship"

Chris Timmins in The Economist – “Buyer Beware” 
Joe Hotz’s Op-Ed in Slate – “Why First-Born Kids Do Better in School”

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News of Recent Passings

    • Fri May 6
    • Staff Member Catherine (Kate) Anderson Passes
    • Long-time Duke employee, Catherine (Kate) Anderson, passed away on April 24, surrounded by her family after a long illness. Kate worked in the Department of Economics for 12 years as Staff Assistant to Professors Henry Grabowski and George Tauchen and then provided support for the Graduate Student program and Thomas Nechyba when he was Chair. 

    • Wed Jan 19
    • Former Dept. Chair, Chancellor, Provost John Blackburn Passes
    • "It was Blackburn who saw the department, and then the university, through its demographic transition, and put it on track for ‘excellence,'" said Professor Roy Weintraub. "It was quite an accomplishment." During his long tenure at the university, Blackburn helped raise the stature of both Duke and the department.

    • Wed Oct 27
    • Professor Emeritus John Vernon Passed Away This Week
    • “John contributed his unique insights, enthusiasm and determination, and it was my good fortune to work with him on many interesting economic issues and policy problems," said friend and colleague Professor Henry Grabowski. "He will be remembered as an honest and compassionate colleague who was thoroughly devoted to the Department of Economics and his students for more than four decades at Duke.”

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