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Tatiana Birgisson (B.S. '12) Doesn't Rest

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Duke Magazine
In 2012, an accidental business idea helped rejuvenate the alumna. Today, neither she nor her energy-drink company is showing signs of slowing down.

The End (for Now)

Thursday, February 9, 2017
Duke University Bass Connections
Economics major Shengjie Yao (B.S. '19) reflects on his time working with the Bass Connections project team, Developing Departmental Energy Reports and a Carbon Pricing Program for Duke University (2016 - 2017).

Gulf Shrimp Prices Reveal Hidden Economic Impact of Dead Zones

Friday, February 3, 2017
Duke University Nicholas School of the Environment
Hypoxic dead zones in the Gulf of Mexico drive up the price of large shrimp relative to smaller sizes, causing economic ripples that can affect consumers, fishermen and seafood markets alike, a new Duke-led analysis reveals. 

Building a Team, a Clay Structure, and a Carbon Pricing Program

Thursday, February 2, 2017
Duke University Bass Connections
"Believe it or not, it was very important for us to come together and work on pottery to ensure that we successfully develop Departmental Energy Reports and an Internal Carbon Pricing Program for Duke over the next two semesters." Economics major Aashna Aggarwal (B.S. '19) reflects on her... Read More »

Suhani Jalota '16 Named 2017 Queen's Young Leader Award Winner

Monday, January 30, 2017
Alumna Suhani Jalota '16 was named one of the 2017 Queen's Young Leader Award winners for her work in women's health and female entrepreneurship initiatives in India. The award honors exceptional people aged 18-29 from across the Commonwealth who are taking the lead in their communities and... Read More »

Rural Sustainability Summit

Friday, January 27, 2017
Duke University Bass Connections
"Local communities and corporations are both in favor, or at least willing to compromise, when it comes to sustainable energy. Government, however, has to be the one to create an environment capable of supporting these changes." Economics major Daniel Inmacolato (B.S. '17) reflects on his time... Read More »

In the Media: The Social Cost of Carbon

Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Public Radio International
A new report from the National Academies of Sciences recommends a new way to evaluate the social costs of carbon pollution to keep up with the best available science. Professor Billy Pizer and Living on Earth host Helen Palmer discuss the changes and why social cost evaluations are crucial to... Read More »

In the Media: Singaporean Undergrads Build Farms for Students in Nepal

Monday, January 23, 2017
The New Paper
Through crowdfunding, economics major Jiakun Xu and fellow Duke senior Xin Tong Lim set up three greenhouse farms in Nepal.

Podcast: Professor Michael Munger on the Basic Income Guarantee

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
EconTalk
Professor Michael Munger talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the virtues and negatives of a basic guaranteed income — giving every American adult an annual amount of money to guarantee a subsistence level of well-being.

Professor Marjorie B. McElroy Honored by CSWEP for Service

Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Well into the fifth year of a three-year term, last June Professor Marjorie B. McElroy completed her stint as chair of the Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession (CSWEP). For her tireless work on behalf of the committee, McElroy was recognized during CSWEP’s Annual... Read More »

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