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What Would the Average Human Do?

Thursday, October 19, 2017
The Outline
What would a self-driving car do if its brakes failed as it sped towards pedestrians? An article about AI research cites a Duke study co-authored by Professor Vincent Conitzer which states that some AI systems will need to be equipped with moral reasoning capability before they can be... Read More »

Cutting Corporate Taxes to 20% Would Boost Workers’ Income, White House Says

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
The Wall Street Journal
A new White House report claims that cutting corporate taxes by 15 percent would boost the average household income, contradicting many economists who say that doing so would mostly help shareholders. Professor Juan Carlos Suárez Serrato comments on the report.  

Professor Tom Nechyba Receives Teaching Award During Duke University's Founders' Day

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Duke Social Science Research Institute
Professor Thomas Nechyba received the Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award during the annual Founders' Day celebration on Friday, Oct. 6. This is the second major teaching award at Duke for Nechyba.

'Shark Tank' Season Premiere: Millennial Passes On Deal With Robert Herjavec, Sir Richard Branson

Monday, October 2, 2017
Forbes
Alumna Yunha Kim (B.S. '11) pitched her meditation app, which offers short, five-minute meditations designed for busy people, on the season premiere of "Shark Tank."  

The Colleges Whose Graduates Do Best Financially

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
The Wall Street Journal
The WSJ/THE College Rankings report lists Duke among top five schools that "did extremely well in the two areas that carry the most weight in the rankings: student outcomes and academic resources." Duke tied with Harvard University for the top spot in outcomes, which evaluates graduation rate,... Read More »

What's Behind Turkish Economic Miracle?

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Al-Monitor
"The AKP is doing massive long-term damage to the Turkish economy ... If the economy is continuing to grow — albeit slowly — one reason is that sky-high interest rates are drawing in short-term investments. This is not a sustainable strategy," said Professor Timur Kuran.

The Evolving Impact of Trade Liberalization on Wages and Employment in Brazil

Monday, September 18, 2017
VoxDev
The Brazilian economy did not adjust to trade liberalization as economists would expect. In a column for VoxDev, Professor Rafael Dix-Carneiro and co-author Brian Kovak explain these results and their implications.

A Duke Student's First Foray into Research

Thursday, September 14, 2017
Duke Social Science Research Institute
Sophomore Andie Carroll talks about her research into youth music programs with Duke SSRI and El Sistema USA. An economics major at Duke, Carroll’s research with SSRI and coursework are complimenting each other well. 

The Long Arm of OPEC

Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Duke Today
OPEC's effects on the world economy extend far beyond the prices that consumers see at the pump, says new research from Professor Allan Collard-Wexler and co-authors at KU Leuven and UCLA. 

The 'Politico 50'

Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Politico Magazine
Politico's annual list of "50 ideas blowing up American politics (and the people behind them)" spotlights the work of Professor William Darity, Jr. and a colleague, who advocate for the job guarantee.

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