What's Behind Turkish Economic Miracle?

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
"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
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.

The Workplace of the Future

Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Duke Today
In recognition of Labor Day, Duke Today asked several Duke professors — including Professor Vincent Conitzer — to share their thoughts on how artificial intelligence, robotics, and other forces will shape the workplace of the future.

Economic Shocks and Crime: Evidence From the Brazilian Trade Liberalization

Friday, September 1, 2017
Local economic shocks induced by the Brazilian trade liberalization had substantial effects on homicides. Professor Rafael Dix-Carneiro and his co-authors examine these effects and attempt to disentangle the mechanisms through which they occurred. 

The Future of Work

Friday, September 1, 2017
Professor Vincent Conitzer discusses artificial intelligence and the future of work on WUNC's "The State of Things."

Margins of Labor Market Adjustment to Trade

Thursday, August 24, 2017
A new VoxEU column by Professor Rafael Dix-Carneiro and co-author Brian Kovak (Carnegie Mellon University) examines the various margins of adjustment in response to trade-induced regional shocks. 

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 »