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In the Media: How Abnormal Was Comey's Firing?

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
The New York Times
“It is extremely unusual for a U.S. president to interfere with an investigation involving his own behaviors. It puts at risk checks and balances that are vital to the health of U.S. democracy,” said Professor Timur Kuran in reference to the firing of F.B.I. Director James B. Comey.

In the Media: Is the Trump Presidency Getting More Normal?

Wednesday, May 3, 2017
The New York Times
According to a panel of 13 experts, the Trump Administration's actions during the first 100 days were slightly more normal and somewhat less consequential. However, White House's act of granting secret waivers to staff members "is beyond the pale," said Professor Timur Kuran. 

Duke Conversations: Where Faculty and Students Meet Over Dinner

Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Duke Today
From making the most of the college experience to global issues to favorite household pets, no topic is off the table at a Duke Conversations dinner. Professors Charles Becker and Connel Fullenkamp led dinners with Duke students in March and April.

Trinity College Honors Faculty, Staff for Teaching, Advising, and Leadership

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Duke Today
Winner of the only university teaching award selected by undergraduates, Professor Thomas Nechyba teaches both seminars and large introductory gateway courses. In all, students say, he makes them aware of his “undying commitment to his students.”

In the Media: Economists Send Trump, Congress a Letter: Immigration Strengthens the Economy

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
News & Observer
Nearly 1,500 economists from across the country – including some from Duke Economics – sent a letter to President Donald Trump saying that immigration strengthens the economy. Signers of the letter include members of every administration since President Ronald Reagan.

In Memoriam: Craufurd Goodwin

Friday, April 21, 2017
Duke Today
Craufurd Goodwin, a James B. Duke Professor Emeritus of Economics who in more than 50 years at Duke helped shape the university’s course during the strife of the 1960s and made Duke a leader in the study of the history of economic thought and boosted the profile of The Graduate School, died... Read More »

Commentary: 2017's Greenest States

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
WalletHub
Is there an inherent trade-off between protecting the environment and promoting economic growth? WalletHub asks Professor Billy Pizer to weigh in on the value of environmental protection as part of a new study on the "greenest" U.S. states.      

Seniors Chait, Concha Named 2017 DFE Leadership Award Winners

Friday, April 14, 2017
When the question of whom to award the 2017 Duke Financial Economics Center’s (DFE) Leadership Award came up this spring, the DFE teaching faculty had no difficulty agreeing that seniors Derek Chait and Felipe Concha were top contenders. Chait, an economics major with a finance concentration... Read More »

Junior Maya Durvasula Selected as 2017 Truman Scholar

Thursday, April 13, 2017
Duke Chronicle
Economics major Maya Durvasula was named as a Truman Scholar, Duke University announced Wednesday. Truman scholars are chosen based on their leadership, public service, academic achievement and likelihood of becoming public-service leaders. 

Alumni Spotlight: Roberto Lagos (MAE '16) Named Honduras's Minister-Counselor for Economic Affairs

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Roberto Lagos (MAE ’16) is no stranger to change. In the past three years, he has moved to the United States, earned a master’s degree in economics, and worked at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). And now, he has pivoted to a new role. After a quick visit home to Honduras last... Read More »

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