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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 »
Professor Timur Kuran Featured Essayist in Upcoming Book

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... Read More »
Running the Numbers on Black Unemployment

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

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.

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