Department Chair Pat Bayer on Recent Changes, Future Plans

Friday, January 22, 2010
22 January 2010 12:00AM “It’s a very vibrant department that continues to be rising across the board,” said Professor Patrick Bayer, the chair of the department of economics. “I’m happy to commit to this place because of the unique intellectual energy here.”Bayer, who joined the department in 2006... Read More »

EGSC Student-Faculty Wine and Cheese Party

Thursday, January 21, 2010
21 January 2010 12:00AM Saturday, Februrary 6, 8:00-11:00 PM  The EGSC Faculty and Ph.D. Student Wine and Cheese party will be held, conveniently, on West Campus at the LGBT Center directly below The Loop. Who could ask for more than tasty wines and savory cheeses, good company and stimulating... Read More »

Federico Bugni in Econometrica

Tuesday, January 19, 2010
19 January 2010 12:00AM Federico Bugni, an assistant professor who joined the department last year, has had a paper accepted for publication in Econometrica, the Journal of the Econometric Society. "Bootstrap Inference in Partially Identified Models Defined by Moment Inequalities: Coverage of the... Read More »

Q&A with Ikee Gardner, Class of '08

Friday, January 15, 2010
15 January 2010 12:00AM Ikee Gardner (pictured top left), a double major in Economics and English, shares her experience working in Korea and offers suggestions for current and prospective economics students in the interview below. What is your hometown? Chicago, Illinois, USA. What have... Read More »

Facebook Page Launched by Duke's Department of Economics

Thursday, January 14, 2010
14 January 2010 12:00AM  ]]>The department of economics at Duke University officially launched its Facebook page on January 13, corresponding with the first day of the spring semester. Professor Connel Fullenkamp was the first faculty member to post on the wall, offering some unique tips... Read More »

“A Wobbly Crutch": Fullenkamp on Remittances in IMF Magazine

Tuesday, January 12, 2010
12 January 2010 12:00AM Director of Undergraduate Studies and Associate Professor Connel Fullenkamp offered his perspective on remittances in the December 2009 issue of the International Monetary Fund magazine “Finance and Development.” Fullenkamp and his coauthor, Ralph Chami, explain the... Read More »

Economist Paul Samuelson's Papers Coming to Duke

Thursday, January 7, 2010
07 January 2010 12:00AM The papers of preeminent American economist Paul A. Samuelson (1914-2009) will be added to the Economists Papers Project in the Rare Book, Manuscript and Special Collections Library at Duke. Samuelson was the first American recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in economics... Read More »

More than Counting People

Thursday, December 31, 2009
31 December 2009 12:00AM "It's one of Duke's well-kept secrets," said Gale Boyd, executive director of the Triangle Census Research Data Center, located in Social Sciences 329-D. The Triangle RDC allows researchers whose proposals have been approved by the U.S. Census Bureau to access confidential... Read More »

Rachel Kranton: Social Networks and Why They Matter

Monday, December 21, 2009
21 December 2009 12:00AM Read the full story from Duke University's Gist from the Mill, the social science magazine sponsored by the Social Science Research Institute. 

NEH Grant to Support 2010 Summer Institute at Duke

Tuesday, December 8, 2009
08 December 2009 12:00AM December 05, 2009 – A three-week, 2010 Summer Institute at Duke University will provide a “Boot Camp” in the history of economic thought for college faculty.The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded Duke a grant of $148, 416 to support the project, “Teaching the... Read More »