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Breaching the Gap: Racial Discrepancies in Healthcare?

Tuesday, July 27, 2010
27 July 2010 11:20AM
Econ Major and Javelin Thrower John Austin Aims for Success

Econ Major and Javelin Thrower John Austin Aims for Success

Tuesday, July 27, 2010
27 July 2010 12:00AM Deciding on an undergraduate major is not always simple. Students may start their college studies in one field only to switch into something different. That is the situation in which economics major and track and field team member John Austin found himself in at Duke. Although... Read More »
Researcher Gale Boyd Measures Energy Efficiency, Helps the EPA

Researcher Gale Boyd Measures Energy Efficiency, Helps the EPA

Friday, July 16, 2010
16 July 2010 12:00AM Interested in the connections between energy and the environment, Senior Research Scholar Gale Boyd helps the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to develop tools to implement improved energy management in industry. The EPA's Energy Star program promotes energy... Read More »
Tim Bollerslev: Complex Puzzles, Simple Solutions

Tim Bollerslev: Complex Puzzles, Simple Solutions

Wednesday, July 14, 2010
14 July 2010 12:00AM Tim Bollerslev likes to find practical solutions to practical problems.  He is well known for his GARCH modeling framework, which since the late 1980s has been the de rigueur analytical tool for calculating the uncertainty of financial asset returns.  By extrapolating from past... Read More »
Juanita Kreps, Former Economics Professor, U.S. Secretary, Passes

Juanita Kreps, Former Economics Professor, U.S. Secretary, Passes

Wednesday, July 7, 2010
07 July 2010 12:00AM Former economics department professor Juanita Kreps passed away on July 5 after a long illness. Kreps served as the U.S. Secretary of Commerce during the presidency of Jimmy Carter, the first woman and the first economist to hold the position. Kreps received her MA and Ph.D. in... Read More »

Congratulations to Faculty Members Fullenkamp, Rasiel and Boyd

Tuesday, July 6, 2010
06 July 2010 12:00AM The Department of Economics is pleased to announce the recent promotions of three faculty members. Connel Fullenkamp has been promoted to Full Professor of the Practice, and Emma Rasiel has been promoted to Associate Professor of the Practice. Gale Boyd, the director of the... Read More »
Junior Guo Embraces the Challenges of Economics and Rowing

Junior Guo Embraces the Challenges of Economics and Rowing

Wednesday, June 30, 2010
30 June 2010 12:00AM At first glance, a competitive sport like rowing and a major like economics couldn’t seem farther apart. Rowing conjures images of beautiful lakes and the great outdoors while economics seems to revolve around spreadsheets, graphs and being indoors. However, both rowing and... Read More »

Professor Philip Cook and Ph.D. Alum Dispel Gun Control Myths

Wednesday, June 23, 2010
23 June 2010 12:00AM Guns don't kill people, people kill people, right? Not so, say Chicago Professor Jens Ludwig, alumnus of the Duke Economics Ph.D. program, and Duke Professor Philip Cook. The two researchers recently wrote an article for The Washington Post in which they address persistent... Read More »

Teruko Bronfenbrenner Passes, Family’s Influence Continues

Friday, June 11, 2010
11 June 2010 12:00AM Teruko Okuaki Bronfenbrenner, widow of Professor Martin Bronfenbrenner, passed away on June 4. Professor Bronfenbrenner, known for his diverse interests and tireless pursuit of knowledge, was the Kenan Professor of Economics at Duke until his “retirement” in 1984 when he moved... Read More »

MA Alum Provides Analysis on the Global Economic Recovery

Wednesday, June 9, 2010
09 June 2010 12:00AM Karim Foda, who graduated in 2007 from the Master’s Program in Economics, works as a senior research assistant at the Brookings Institution. His joint work with Eswar Prasad on the global economic recovery was recently featured on the policy portal Vox, which promotes research... Read More »

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