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 »

Master's Program Alumni Now Ph.D.s on the Job Market

Thursday, December 3, 2009
03 December 2009 12:00AM Three former students of our Master’s Program hit the job market this year, as they near completion of their doctoral work. Alumni Adam Aiken (’05), Byung Soo Lee (’06) and Daniel Taylor (’05) will complete their Ph.D.s in 2010. “The econometrics training I received in the... Read More »

Professor Emma Rasiel Talks Finance on Live Webcast

Tuesday, November 17, 2009
17 November 2009 11:38AM Duke economics professor Emma Rasiel offered her perspective on the current events in the financial world and answered related questions in a live, interactive “Office Hours” webcast on Friday, Nov. 20, on Duke’s Ustream channel. Rasiel, an assistant professor of the... Read More »

Bruce Caldwell discusses socialism on WUNC's "The State of Things"

Sunday, November 15, 2009
15 November 2009 12:00AM Tuesday, September 01 2009 by Frank Stasio and Susan Davis | Send to a friend You can’t tune into the current health care debate or the ongoing story of the financial crisis without hearing the word “socialism.”  The politically-charged term is... Read More »

Financial Fact Challenge

Thursday, November 5, 2009
05 November 2009 12:00AM Some quick-thinking undergraduate students of economics and business recently competed to test their financial knowledge and win a trip to New York. In this video piece, see highlights from the competition, part of the Financial Education Partnership program at Duke.

Job Market Candidates 2009-2010

Wednesday, October 28, 2009
28 October 2009 12:00AM Five of our outstanding Ph.D. students are now on the job market. Jason Blevins, Roberto Pancrazi, Nurgul Ukueva, Marija Vukotic and Sarah Zubairy are scheduled to graduate in May 2010. In the Job Market Candidates area, you'll find information on all five candidates along... Read More »

Seth Sanders Named Director of Duke's Population Research Institute

Wednesday, October 21, 2009
21 October 2009 3:49PM DURHAM, N.C. -- Economics professor Seth Sanders has been named the new director of the Duke University Population Research Institute (DuPRI), an affiliate of the Social Science Research Institute, the provost's office announced. DuPRI's research focus includes aging, health... Read More »

Students Learn About Credit Crunch Up Close

Monday, October 19, 2009
19 October 2009 12:00AM Durham, NC -- As financial markets lost value this year, a group of Duke University students found themselves in the midst of the turmoil, developing an investment strategy for a major Wall Street firm. While living in New York City for the semester, a team of eight students... Read More »

Andrew Patton: Modeling the Markets

Friday, October 16, 2009
16 October 2009 1:25PM Economist uses math models to describe financial markets Durham, NC -- As an ordinary guy making a living, Andrew Patton is as dismayed as the next person about the downturn in the financial markets. But as an economist whose research investigates the behavior of stock... Read More »