Duke Financial Economics Center

About the DFE

Vision

The Duke Financial Economics Center (DFE) seeks to become a leader in the field of financial education by leveraging Duke University's renowned liberal arts curriculum and world-class faculty through research, teaching, innovative programming, and alumni engagement.

The DFE Serves Students by:
  • Expanding the number of finance courses offered in the Economics Department while maintaining core liberal arts values
  • Preparing students for internship and full-time job opportunities
  • Offering greater exposure to and interaction with finance practitioners
  • Providing a competitive edge in the job market through extracurricular training activities
The DFE Serves Duke University by:
  • Making contributions to the core liberal arts curriculum in the area of financial education
  • Attracting prospective students and faculty with its diverse course offerings and programs, which promote learning across majors and spark student and faculty collaboration
  • Offering programs that promote partnership between Duke and Durham

 The DFE Serves Alumni by:
  • Facilitating connections, such as mentorships, with Duke students
  • Shaping Duke students into a highly competitive pool of potential recruits
  • Acting as a resource for partnered projects
The DFE Serves Faculty by:
  • Working with the Economics Department to maintain a core group of finance-focused professors and executives in residence
  • Promoting innovative research in financial economics
The DFE Serves the Career Center by:
  • Partnering to develop and expand the employer base via engagement programs

  • Expanding the capacity to advise and counsel students interested in careers in finance