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 »

Professor Atila Abdulkadiroglu in the American Economic Review

Monday, February 1, 2010
01 February 2010 12:00AM Atila Abdulkadiroglu, who researches mechanism design, market design and the economics of education, had an article published in the December 2009 issue of the American Economic Review (AER) and has had another paper accepted by the AER for publication.  Learn more about... Read More »

Timur Kuran Discusses Islamic Economics, Preference Falsification

Tuesday, January 26, 2010
26 January 2010 12:00AM Why are some societies relatively rich and others relatively poor? This is perhaps the most fundamental question in all of economics. Although aspects of the issue remain unresolved, there is a consensus among economists that well-defined property rights, low and stable... Read More »

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 »