New Evidence Shows That Regulating Underground Gun Market is Crucial for Reducing Gun Violence

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Sanford School of Public Policy
The latest issue of RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences, co-edited by Professor Philip J. Cook, offers new empirical research on the underground gun market that supplies firearms to criminals.

Who Benefits From Corporate Tax Cuts? Evidence From Local U.S. Labor Markets

Friday, November 3, 2017
Microeconomic Insights
Microeconomic Insights, a website that aims to bridge the gap between academic research and public policy, features research from Professor Juan Carlos Suárez Serrato that suggests cuts to corporate taxes are likely to increase inequality.

Should Schools With 'Fs' Be Closed? 5 Disagreements at Debate on NC Charter Schools

Thursday, November 2, 2017
The News & Observer
Proponents and skeptics debated the value of charter schools in North Carolina at a forum on Monday. Five panelists, including Professor Emerita Helen Ladd, took the stage to offer their expertise. "I am not in favor of competition in the education sector," Ladd said.

How Rich Universities Get Richer

Monday, October 30, 2017
The Chronicle of Higher Education
Over the last 40 years, the "richest colleges have become richer, gathering an increasing share of the most in-demand students," writes Professor Charles Clotfelter in an op-ed for The Chronicle of Higher Education. "In short, the leaders of rich colleges have presided over a remarkable... Read More »

Alumni Spotlight: Norma Padrón (MAE '08)

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
To say that alumna Norma Padrón (MAE ’08) is passionate about health is an understatement. Growing up in the Rio Grande Valley, Padrón witnessed firsthand how difficult it was for people to get access to healthcare. McAllen, Texas, where she was born, is one of the most expensive healthcare... Read More »

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
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 »