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.

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.

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.