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New Study Explores Link Between Childhood Violence, High School Completion

Friday, December 15, 2017
Duke Chronicle
A new study co-authored by Professor William Darity shows that being the victim of violence can have drastic effects on children's lives, including an increased likelihood of dropping out of high school. 

Supercharger or Super Wealth-Shifter? Few Promises for Wage Growth as Tax Bills Advance

Monday, December 11, 2017
WRAL
The White House Council of Economic Advisors predicts that corporate tax cuts will increase average household incomes; however, Professor Juan Carlos Suárez Serrato said that when corporate taxes are cut, "more than half of the benefit has gone to owners."

Three Duke Students Named Schwarzman Scholars

Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Duke Today
Three Duke University students — including senior Aron Rimanyi, who majors in political science and economics, with a minor in mathematics — have been named Schwarzman Scholars, a program that funds one year of study in Beijing, China.   

Republicans, Democrats Point to N.C. — for Different Reasons — in Federal Tax Debate

Monday, December 4, 2017
The News & Observer
During the recent federal tax debate, Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) said, "We have to do for the nation what we did for North Carolina because it worked." However, Professor Juan Carlos Suárez Serrato said North Carolina is not outpacing its neighbors in any distinguishable way.

NC Sen. Tillis Says Play Won't Raise Taxes on Americans Earning $30K - $70K a Year

Friday, December 1, 2017
PolitiFact
Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) said on Nov. 29 that the Senate's tax proposal will help most Americans who earn less than $70,000 a year. Professor Juan Carlos Suárez Serrato gives insight into how North Carolinians could be impacted by the elimination of state and local tax deductions.

DFE Lunch & Learn Series Presents Opportunities for Students and Alumni in Finance to Learn, Connect

Wednesday, November 29, 2017
At a Duke Financial Economics Center (DFE) Lunch & Learn on Nov. 10, host Louis-Vincent Gave (B.A. ’96) covered a wide range of topics, from his take on Chinese President Xi Jinping’s second-term priorities to tax reform and the rise of populism in the United States. However, the main theme he... Read More »

Growing Less Equal

Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Inside Higher Ed
Professor Charles Clotfelter's new book explores how colleges were not created equal — and how pressures have driven them to be even less so in recent decades. Inside Higher Ed interviews Clotfelter on the unequal higher ed landscape.

IMF Executive Director Talks Chinese Financial Sector, Renminbi

Monday, November 20, 2017
Duke Chronicle
Zhongxia Jin, the IMF executive director for China, discussed the country's financial development in recent years as part of the Rethinking Development Seminar Series. Lin Zhao, a second-year Duke Economics master's student and Chinese native, offered his thoughts on the event.

Forbes 30 Under 30 List Includes 11 Former Duke Students

Thursday, November 16, 2017
Forbes/Duke Chronicle
The annual Forbes 30 under 30 list includes 600 "young stars" under age 30 in 20 different industries, including 11 former Duke students. Duke Economics alumni Michael Dechert (B.S. '10) and Tom Dadon (B.S. '13) were recognized for their work in the finance industry.

Duke's International Student Population Continues to Grow and Diversify

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Duke Today
In 2017 Duke welcomed more than 1,500 new international students representing 109 countries of primary citizenship. These undergraduate, graduate, and professional students are among the largest and most diverse groups the university has ever welcomed in a single year.

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