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Orientation Week Begins for New Master's Students

Monday, August 21, 2017
This year Orientation Week for 91 incoming Duke Economics master’s students started off with a bang — or, more accurately, a rare astronomical event. On Monday a near-total eclipse of the sun was visible in Durham, with the maximum eclipse taking place shortly after scheduled breakaway group... Read More »

Notching R&D Investment With Corporate Income Tax Cuts in China

Friday, August 18, 2017
VoxChina
A new VoxChina piece by Professors Juan Carlos Suárez Serrato, Daniel Yi Xu, and co-authors Zhao Chen and Zhikuo Liu, summarizes their recent work on how tax incentives for R&D affect investment evasion and total factor productivity.

Alumni Spotlight: Monica Wood (M.A. '07)

Thursday, August 10, 2017
Duke Entrepreneurs
Myxx, a startup borne from Duke Economics alumna Monica Wood's passion for cooking and healthy eating, aims to revolutionize grocery shopping by connecting brands to consumers and transforming recipes into grocery lists. 

How Changing Corporate Tax Rates Affects the Economy, Government Revenue

Tuesday, August 8, 2017
International Business Times
Corporate tax reform discussions tend to focus on the statutory rate, but lawmakers would be better off addressing the credits and other loopholes that leave governments with dwindling revenues, according to a new working paper co-authored by Professor Juan Carlos Suárez Serrato.

Rising Senior Louden Richason Publishes Research on Refugee Children

Monday, August 7, 2017
Kenan Institute for Ethics
In newly published research in the July 2017 issue of Child Care in Practice, Louden Richason (B.S. '19) uses interviews and insight gained through the Kenan Institute for Ethics' DukeEngage: Dublin program to analyze child protection services for refugees in Ireland. 

Department Welcomes 12 New Ph.D. Students

Friday, August 4, 2017
There is no surer sign that summer is winding down than the arrival of new students. For faculty and staff here in the Department of Economics, this coincides with the Ph.D. student orientation. This morning Director of Graduate Studies Curtis Taylor welcomed a dozen Ph.D. students on... Read More »

Babies of Kidnapped Brides Suffer, Too

Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Duke Today
Bride kidnapping remains a common practice in a handful of countries. And when young women are kidnapped into marriage, their babies pay a price, suggests new research from Professor Charles Becker.

School Segregation Is Back, Big Time — But the Solution Is Close to Home

Friday, July 28, 2017
Salon
Professors Hugh Macartney and John Singleton (Ph.D. '17) of the University of Rochester published a paper this month in National Bureau of Economic Research illustrating that local school boards can do quite a bit to fight back against racial segregation. 

Roommates: Guilbert Francois and Justin Elliott

Thursday, July 27, 2017
Duke Magazine
Recent economics graduates and roommates of three years Guilbert Francois and Justin Elliott are accomplished and, more than likely, on their way to great things. Guilbert will work for Microsoft post-graduation, and Justin will be a trader at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Bringing Economics Back into the Net Neutrality Debate

Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Forbes
In the latest installment of #BytesChat, a roundtable of economists, including Professor Michelle Connolly, discuss the use — and misuse — of economics at the Federal Communications Commission.

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