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Tatiana Birgisson (B.S. '12) Doesn't Rest

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Duke Magazine
In 2012, an accidental business idea helped rejuvenate the alumna. Today, neither she nor her energy-drink company is showing signs of slowing down.

The End (for Now)

Thursday, February 9, 2017
Duke University Bass Connections
Economics major Shengjie Yao '19 reflects on his time working with the Bass Connections project team, Developing Departmental Energy Reports and a Carbon Pricing Program for Duke University (2016 - 2017).

Gulf Shrimp Prices Reveal Hidden Economic Impact of Dead Zones

Friday, February 3, 2017
Duke University Nicholas School of the Environment
Hypoxic dead zones in the Gulf of Mexico drive up the price of large shrimp relative to smaller sizes, causing economic ripples that can affect consumers, fishermen and seafood markets alike, a new Duke-led analysis reveals. 

Suhani Jalota '16 Named 2017 Queen's Young Leader Award Winner

Monday, January 30, 2017
Alumna Suhani Jalota '16 was named one of the 2017 Queen's Young Leader Award winners for her work in women's health and female entrepreneurship initiatives in India. The award honors exceptional people aged 18-29 from across the Commonwealth who are taking the lead in their communities and... Read More »

In the Media: The Social Cost of Carbon

Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Public Radio International
A new report from the National Academies of Sciences recommends a new way to evaluate the social costs of carbon pollution to keep up with the best available science. Professor Billy Pizer and Living on Earth host Helen Palmer discuss the changes and why social cost evaluations are crucial to... Read More »

In the Media: Singaporean Undergrads Build Farms for Students in Nepal

Monday, January 23, 2017
The New Paper
Through crowdfunding, economics major Jiakun Xu and fellow Duke senior Xin Tong Lim set up three greenhouse farms in Nepal.

Podcast: Professor Michael Munger on the Basic Income Guarantee

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
EconTalk
Professor Michael Munger talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the virtues and negatives of a basic guaranteed income — giving every American adult an annual amount of money to guarantee a subsistence level of well-being.

Professor Marjorie B. McElroy Honored by CSWEP for Service

Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Well into the fifth year of a three-year term, last June Professor Marjorie B. McElroy completed her stint as chair of the Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession (CSWEP). For her tireless work on behalf of the committee, McElroy was recognized during CSWEP’s Annual... Read More »

Commentary: The Dangers of Safety Equipment

Monday, January 9, 2017
New York Times
Does more equipment lead to more injuries in football? Professor Michael Munger cites the Peltzman effect, after the economist Sam Peltzman, which suggests that the feeling of safety can lead to an increase in risky behavior.  

Faculty, Grad Students Share Research at 2017 AEA Conference

Thursday, January 5, 2017
Duke Department of Economics faculty and graduate students will be attending the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Economic Association (AEA) on Jan. 6-8, and presenting or participating as chairs, co-authors, discussants, or panelists in more than 35 events. Additionally, Duke Economics Ph.D.... Read More »

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