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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
VoxEU
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
WUNC
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
VoxEU
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 »

Notching R&D Investment With Corporate Income Tax Cuts in China

Friday, August 18, 2017
VoxChina
A new VoxChina piece by Professors Juan Carlos Suárez Serrato, Daniel Yi Xu, and co-authors Zhao Chen and Zhikuo Liu, summarizes their recent work on how tax incentives for R&D affect investment evasion and total factor productivity.

Alumni Spotlight: Monica Wood (MAE '07)

Thursday, August 10, 2017
Duke Entrepreneurs
Myxx, a startup borne from Duke Economics alumna Monica Wood's passion for cooking and healthy eating, aims to revolutionize grocery shopping by connecting brands to consumers and transforming recipes into grocery lists. 

How Changing Corporate Tax Rates Affects the Economy, Government Revenue

Tuesday, August 8, 2017
International Business Times
Corporate tax reform discussions tend to focus on the statutory rate, but lawmakers would be better off addressing the credits and other loopholes that leave governments with dwindling revenues, according to a new working paper co-authored by Professor Juan Carlos Suárez Serrato.

Rising Senior Louden Richason Publishes Research on Refugee Children

Monday, August 7, 2017
Kenan Institute for Ethics
In newly published research in the July 2017 issue of Child Care in Practice, Louden Richason (B.S. '19) uses interviews and insight gained through the Kenan Institute for Ethics' DukeEngage: Dublin program to analyze child protection services for refugees in Ireland. 

Department Welcomes 12 New Ph.D. Students

Friday, August 4, 2017
There is no surer sign that summer is winding down than the arrival of new students. For faculty and staff here in the Department of Economics, this coincides with the Ph.D. student orientation. This morning Director of Graduate Studies Curtis Taylor welcomed a dozen Ph.D. students on... Read More »

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