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Suhani Jalota (B.S. '16) Named to Inaugural Class of Knight-Hennessy Scholars

Friday, February 16, 2018
Duke Today
Suhani Jalota, a 2016 Duke University graduate from Mumbai, India, has been named a Knight-Hennessy Scholar at Stanford University. The scholarship will fund her Ph.D. in health policy at the Stanford School of Medicine. Jalota is among 49 recipients selected for the inaugural cohort.

2018 Leader: William Darity, Jr.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Duke Chronicle
Professor William Darity, Jr. has been named a 2018 leader at Duke University for his work on inequality.

The Psychological Forces Behind a Cultural Reckoning: Understanding #MeToo

Wednesday, February 7, 2018
NPR's The Hidden Brain
Why did the #MeToo movement take off recently and not decades ago, when a group of women accused playwright Israel Horovitz of sexual misconduct? To explain the psychology of when people stay silent and when they speak up, The Hidden Brain asked Professor Timur Kuran to explain preference... Read More »

Professor Lori Leachman Publishes Memoir

Friday, February 2, 2018
Duke Today
From Duke Today: Professor Lori Leachman's memoir, out in an e-edition on Jan. 30 and in print in May, tells about a football life in the South from a daughter's perspective. Her father, a noted high school, college, and NFL coach, died from chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a degenerative... Read More »

Professor Timur Kuran Featured Essayist in Upcoming Book

Friday, February 2, 2018
Duke Today
From Duke Today: Professor Timur Kuran is among the authors featured in "Can It Happen Here?: Authoritarianism in America," a collection of essays exploring the lessons of history, how democracies crumble, how propaganda works, and the role of the media, courts, elections, and "fake news" in the... Read More »

Running the Numbers on Black Unemployment

Thursday, February 1, 2018
WYNC's 'The Takeaway'
During his first state of the union speech, President Trump took credit for the reduced black unemployment rate. While it is at an all-time low, the numbers fail to explain why African Americans are still twice as likely to be jobless than white Americans. Professor William Darity, Jr. ... Read More »

Medical Miracles From FDA Inefficiency

Tuesday, January 30, 2018
The Wall Street Journal
Features Professor David Ridley's work in creating priority review vouchers as part of the FDA review system to incentivize manufacturers to develop drugs for neglected diseases.

Do Soda Taxes Work? Not Unless Retailers Raise Prices

Monday, January 22, 2018
Harvard Business Review
Writing for the Harvard Business Review, Professors Steven Sexton and Bryan Bollinger (Fuqua) report findings from their research, which shows that a soda tax won't reduce consumption unless retailers pass along the added cost to their customers.

Faculty Research Featured in NBER Digest

Tuesday, January 16, 2018
NBER Digest
Each month, the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) selects a handful of working papers to feature. The January 2018 Digest summarizes a paper co-authored by Professor Allan Collard-Wexler that estimates the extent to which market power is a source of oil production misallocation.

There's a Serious Proposal to Give Babies Born in the United States $20,000 (or More)

Thursday, January 11, 2018
The Washington Post
Based on their research, Professors William Darity, Jr. and Darrick Hamilton (New School) have proposed a new idea to solve wealth inequality in America: Give every newborn a "Baby Bond" account, which can range from $500 to $50,000 in cash.

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