Celebrating 40 Years of the History of Political Economy Journal

Thursday, March 18, 2010
18 March 2010 12:00AM On March 26 and 27, friends and colleagues of Craufurd Goodwin will gather at Duke University for a two-day series of events celebrating forty years of History of Political Economy, the first scholarly journal devoted to the history of economics and economic thought, and forty... Read More »

Islam and Economic Development ERID Conference

Monday, March 15, 2010
15 March 2010 12:00AM On April 2-3, an ERID conference is being held on "Islam and Economic Development: Past and Present." A total of 14 papers will be presented over a day and a half, two by members of our own department and twelve by economists and political scientists from other universities in... Read More »

Timur Kuran Discusses Economic Development of the Islamic World

Thursday, March 4, 2010
04 March 2010 12:00AM In his scholarship, Duke Professor Timur Kuran attempts to answer the complex and politically charged question of why Islamic countries are less economically developed, in general, than Western ones. Watch him discuss the topic and field questions in a “Office Hours” webcast... Read More »

New Finance Concentration and Minor Now Offered to Students

Wednesday, March 3, 2010
03 March 2010 12:00AM Beginning with the class of 2012, economics students can select a finance concentration, and non-economics majors can obtain a minor in finance. "The finance minor is an opportunity for non-Economics majors with strong quantitative skills to obtain exposure to a broad array... Read More »

New Professor Jimmy Roberts Returns to the South

Friday, February 26, 2010
26 February 2010 12:00AM “The main reason I came back to the area is because of the economics department at Duke – people here are passionate about doing research,” said Assistant Professor Jimmy Roberts. “It’s a department on the rise, and folks are always trying to improve it – they aren’t... Read More »

Diversity Initiative for Tenure in Economics (DITE) 2010 Meeting

Monday, February 22, 2010
22 February 2010 12:00AM The department of economics will host the 2010 meeting of the Diversity Initiative for Tenure in Economics (DITE) beginning this Thursday, Feb. 25. Funded by the National Science Foundation, DITE is an initiative to increase the tenure rates among young minority faculty... Read More »

Most Graduate Program Applicants in the History of the Econ Department

Monday, February 15, 2010
15 February 2010 12:00AM This year the department of economics has received the most graduate student applications in its history. More than 1000 applicants sent in their materials to be considered for the Master's or Ph.D. program in 2010. "Applicants are becoming more aware of the department's... Read More »

New Faculty Member Cosmin Ilut

Thursday, February 11, 2010
11 February 2010 12:00AM Originally from Romania, Cosmin Ilut joined the department of economics at Duke University last summer. Ilut's major fields of interest are macroeconomics, finance and the economics of information.   "I like studying topics related to information and macroeconomics because... Read More »

Rachel Kranton and Nobel Laureate George Akerlof on Identity

Tuesday, February 9, 2010
09 February 2010 12:00AM Economics professor Rachel Kranton and Nobel Laureate George Akerlof were recently highlighted in The Chronicle of Higher Education for their groundbreaking work on identity economics. "Without identity," Kranton says, "you will miss a huge part of what drives economic... Read More »

Duke University Ranked #14 in Economics Based on Research

Thursday, February 4, 2010
04 February 2010 12:00AM In its latest list, Tilburg University has slotted Duke University at number 14 in its worldwide rankings for economics schools based on publications between 2004-2008. Duke shares the 14th spot with the University of Michigan. Following is Duke University's ranking broken... Read More »