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Trump Touts Tariffs, But Will They Cure the Import Problem?

Trump Touts Tariffs, But Will They Cure the Import Problem?

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
The import penalties from President Trump's proposed tariffs may not wreak as much economic havoc as opponents fear, but they may not provide the magnitude of relief the White House is promising either. Professor Allan Collard-Wexler weighs in for the Post-Gazette.
And the Amazon Winner Should Be ...?

And the Amazon Winner Should Be ...?

Monday, March 12, 2018
News & Observer
Duke Economics senior Anna Kropf, whose honors thesis examines "city-based factors for entrepreneurial attractiveness," explains why Amazon should consider Austin, Philadelphia, and the Raleigh area as the most attractive options for its highly anticipated second headquarters.
Alumna Lucy Xiaolu Wang (MAE '14) on How Health IT Reduces Opioid-Related Deaths

Alumna Lucy Xiaolu Wang (MAE '14) on How Health IT Reduces Opioid-Related Deaths

Wednesday, March 7, 2018
American Economic Association
Alumna Lucy Xiaolu Wang (MAE '14), currently a doctoral candidate at Cornell University, recently sat down with the AEA to talk about prescription drug monitoring programs and how health IT can improve them to reduce the number of opioid-related deaths.  
Don't Blame China, Mr. President. Blame the Robots.

Don't Blame China, Mr. President. Blame the Robots.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018
The Washington Post
Professor Allan Collard-Wexler comments for The Washington Post and is cited by The Associated Press regarding his research on mini-mills and productivity gains in the U.S. steel industry. Even if companies themselves benefit from tariffs, they're just not that likely to need many more workers to... Read More »
Vanguard Founder Shares Investment Advice With Duke Students, Local Investors

Vanguard Founder Shares Investment Advice With Duke Students, Local Investors

Friday, March 2, 2018
Founder and former CEO of the Vanguard Mutual Fund Group John C. Bogle gave a lecture Friday at Duke University on how investors can get the most out of the market. His advice is simple. Buy and hold: use low-cost index funds to hold the stock market, and hold it “forever.” “That’s been part of... Read More »
Professor Thomas Nechyba Turns Economic Concepts into Poetry

Professor Thomas Nechyba Turns Economic Concepts into Poetry

Friday, February 23, 2018
Duke Magazine
Nechyba, who won the 2017 Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award based on nominations from his students, has used his positive vibes to make economics more palatable at Duke—and elsewhere.
Suhani Jalota (B.S. '16) Named to Inaugural Class of Knight-Hennessy Scholars

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.
The Psychological Forces Behind a Cultural Reckoning: Understanding #MeToo

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 »
2018 Leader: William Darity, Jr.

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.
Professor Lori Leachman Publishes Memoir

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 »

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