Commentary: Coding is the New Business Literacy

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
The Huffington Post/The Harbus
Alumna Andrea Coravos (B.S. '10), currently a student in Harvard's MBA program, dispels the myth that "business leaders don't need to be technical."

Commentary: Turkey's Changing Freedom Deficit

Monday, September 19, 2016
Project Syndicate
"Turkey’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) rose to power in 2002 on the promise that it would give pious Muslims religious freedom. Fourteen years later, 'freedom' is the last thing the AKP has delivered," writes Professor Timur Kuran in an op-ed for Project Syndicate.    

The Analysis of Field Choice in College and Graduate School: Determinants and Wage Effects

Monday, September 19, 2016
19 September 2016 3:17PM Abstract As the workforce has become more educated, educational decisions are about what type of education to pursue as well as how much to pursue. In college, individuals somewhat specialize through their choice of college major. Further specialization occurs in graduate... Read More »

In the Media: How Can Today’s College Students Future-Proof Their Careers?

Thursday, September 15, 2016
15 September 2016 9:23AM  

Postdoc Michael Albert Joins CS-Econ Community at Duke

Monday, September 12, 2016
12 September 2016 2:25PM The Departments of Economics and Computer Science have jointly funded a new postdoctoral position to support the growing economics and computation community at Duke University. Alumnus Michael Albert (Fuqua Ph.D. ’13) will be working primarily with Professors ... Read More »

'Understanding Housing Booms and Busts': Q&A With Craig Burnside

Thursday, September 8, 2016
08 September 2016 10:43AM It is well acknowledged that the most recent housing bubble (and subsequent global housing crash) was facilitated by subprime mortgages, but to what extent did buyers’ expectations about market fundamentals play into this and previous episodes? In his paper “... Read More »

"Giving" in to Social Pressure

Friday, September 2, 2016
02 September 2016 12:58PM Abstract We develop a theory of charitable giving in which donors feel social pressure from a direct solicitation. We show that equilibrium donations are concentrated around a social norm. Despite a higher level of the public good, relatively poor and/or low altruism... Read More »

Who Benefits From State Corporate Tax Cuts? A Local Labor Markets Approach With Heterogeneous Firms

Thursday, September 1, 2016
01 September 2016 11:46AM Abstract This paper estimates the incidence of state corporate taxes on the welfare of workers, landowners, and firm owners using variation in state corporate tax rates and apportionment rules. We develop a spatial equilibrium model with imperfectly mobile firms and... Read More »

Commentary: William Darity for Hillary Clinton's Economic Dream Team

Wednesday, August 24, 2016
24 August 2016 9:05AM  

New Class of First-Year Master’s Students Arrive

Tuesday, August 23, 2016
23 August 2016 11:43AM Orientation Week began Monday for incoming Duke Economics master’s students, with the department’s welcome session marking the first of several events organized specifically with the new students in mind. Other department events include a two-day math review, Q&A session... Read More »