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Should Schools With 'Fs' Be Closed? 5 Disagreements at Debate on NC Charter Schools

Should Schools With 'Fs' Be Closed? 5 Disagreements at Debate on NC Charter Schools

Thursday, November 2, 2017
The News & Observer
Proponents and skeptics debated the value of charter schools in North Carolina at a forum on Monday. Five panelists, including Professor Emerita Helen Ladd, took the stage to offer their expertise. "I am not in favor of competition in the education sector," Ladd said.
How Rich Universities Get Richer

How Rich Universities Get Richer

Monday, October 30, 2017
The Chronicle of Higher Education
Over the last 40 years, the "richest colleges have become richer, gathering an increasing share of the most in-demand students," writes Professor Charles Clotfelter in an op-ed for The Chronicle of Higher Education. "In short, the leaders of rich colleges have presided over a remarkable... Read More »
Alumni Spotlight: Norma Padrón (MAE '08)

Alumni Spotlight: Norma Padrón (MAE '08)

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
To say that alumna Norma Padrón (MAE ’08) is passionate about health is an understatement. Growing up in the Rio Grande Valley, Padrón witnessed firsthand how difficult it was for people to get access to healthcare. McAllen, Texas, where she was born, is one of the most expensive healthcare... Read More »
What Would the Average Human Do?

What Would the Average Human Do?

Thursday, October 19, 2017
The Outline
What would a self-driving car do if its brakes failed as it sped towards pedestrians? An article about AI research cites a Duke study co-authored by Professor Vincent Conitzer which states that some AI systems will need to be equipped with moral reasoning capability before they can be... Read More »
Cutting Corporate Taxes to 20% Would Boost Workers’ Income, White House Says

Cutting Corporate Taxes to 20% Would Boost Workers’ Income, White House Says

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
The Wall Street Journal
A new White House report claims that cutting corporate taxes by 15 percent would boost the average household income, contradicting many economists who say that doing so would mostly help shareholders. Professor Juan Carlos Suárez Serrato comments on the report.  
Professor Tom Nechyba Receives Teaching Award During Duke University's Founders' Day

Professor Tom Nechyba Receives Teaching Award During Duke University's Founders' Day

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Duke Social Science Research Institute
Professor Thomas Nechyba received the Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award during the annual Founders' Day celebration on Friday, Oct. 6. This is the second major teaching award at Duke for Nechyba.
'Shark Tank' Season Premiere: Millennial Passes On Deal With Robert Herjavec, Sir Richard Branson

'Shark Tank' Season Premiere: Millennial Passes On Deal With Robert Herjavec, Sir Richard Branson

Monday, October 2, 2017
Duke Chronicle
Alumna Yunha Kim (B.S. '11) pitched her meditation app, which offers short, five-minute meditations designed for busy people, on the season premiere of "Shark Tank."  
The Colleges Whose Graduates Do Best Financially

The Colleges Whose Graduates Do Best Financially

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
The Wall Street Journal
The WSJ/THE College Rankings report lists Duke among top five schools that "did extremely well in the two areas that carry the most weight in the rankings: student outcomes and academic resources." Duke tied with Harvard University for the top spot in outcomes, which evaluates graduation rate,... Read More »
What's Behind Turkish Economic Miracle?

What's Behind Turkish Economic Miracle?

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Al-Monitor
"The AKP is doing massive long-term damage to the Turkish economy ... If the economy is continuing to grow — albeit slowly — one reason is that sky-high interest rates are drawing in short-term investments. This is not a sustainable strategy," said Professor Timur Kuran.
The Evolving Impact of Trade Liberalization on Wages and Employment in Brazil

The Evolving Impact of Trade Liberalization on Wages and Employment in Brazil

Monday, September 18, 2017
VoxDev
The Brazilian economy did not adjust to trade liberalization as economists would expect. In a column for VoxDev, Professor Rafael Dix-Carneiro and co-author Brian Kovak explain these results and their implications.

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