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Researching Mutual Funds: Tower and Zhang Collaborate

Researching Mutual Funds: Tower and Zhang Collaborate

Tuesday, April 20, 2010
20 April 2010 12:00AM Professor Ed Tower and Master's student Zhang Yichong (pictured) examine the equity returns of Vanguard and and other mutual fund families. Their results recently grabbed attention at CBS MoneyWatch, an award-winning website covering personal finance and economic topics.   ... Read More »
Alum Now at Oracle Corporation Shares His Experience, Advice

Alum Now at Oracle Corporation Shares His Experience, Advice

Monday, April 19, 2010
19 April 2010 12:00AM Cincinnati native Justin Knowles graduated from Duke in 1996 with a bachelor's degree in economics and political science. He then received a Master's in economics from Duke in 1997. Knowles later obtained his MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where... Read More »
New Professor Francesco Bianchi

New Professor Francesco Bianchi

Monday, April 12, 2010
12 April 2010 12:00AM Originally from the picturesque city of Prato near Florence, Italy, Francesco Bianchi joined the department of economics last summer as an assistant professor. “I really liked that the department was committed to building a new macro group,” Bianchi said when asked why... Read More »
Amartya Sen Lecture on Duke Economics YouTube Channel

Amartya Sen Lecture on Duke Economics YouTube Channel

Friday, April 9, 2010
09 April 2010 12:00AM For those who missed the recent visit of Nobel Laureate and Harvard Professor Amartya Sen, you can watch a video of the event at Duke Economics' YouTube Channel. Sen spoke on "The Uses and Abuses of Adam Smith" as part of the celebration of the 40th anniversary of the History... Read More »
Zombies Overtake Department

Zombies Overtake Department

Thursday, April 1, 2010
01 April 2010 12:00AM In a sneak attack this morning, a group of ravenous zombies overtook the department of economics for a short time, entering faculty offices and creating mayhem in the halls. Professor Ed Tower, unfazed, was seen smacking one unfortunate zombie on the head with his newest... Read More »
Master's Program Alums Obtaining Ph.D.s, Top Placements

Master's Program Alums Obtaining Ph.D.s, Top Placements

Wednesday, March 31, 2010
31 March 2010 12:00AM The Wharton School, the University of Toronto and Quinnipiac University will each have a new assistant professor next year who graduated from the Master’s in Economics Program at Duke.   Alumni Adam Aiken (’05), Byung Soo Lee (’06) and Daniel Taylor (’05) will complete their... Read More »
Professor Atila Abdulkadiroglu Interviewed on School Choice Work

Professor Atila Abdulkadiroglu Interviewed on School Choice Work

Sunday, March 28, 2010
28 March 2010 12:00AM News station NBC 17 visited the economics department on March 26 to meet with Professor Atila Abdulkadiroglu to discuss how economic models can assist in designing flexible school assignment policies. School systems can achieve racial and socioeconomic diversity while also... Read More »

Professor Charlie Becker on the Durham Economy

Thursday, March 25, 2010
25 March 2010 12:00AM "What's Durham's competition? You're looking at some of the other top, hot high tech cities. And yet, Durham does it with a much greater degree of diversity and vitality, having regenerated its downtown," said Duke University Economics Associate Chair Charles Becker. Professor... Read More »
Celebrating 40 Years of the History of Political Economy Journal

Celebrating 40 Years of the History of Political Economy Journal

Thursday, March 18, 2010
18 March 2010 12:00AM On March 26 and 27, friends and colleagues of Craufurd Goodwin will gather at Duke University for a two-day series of events celebrating forty years of History of Political Economy, the first scholarly journal devoted to the history of economics and economic thought, and forty... Read More »

Islam and Economic Development ERID Conference

Monday, March 15, 2010
15 March 2010 12:00AM On April 2-3, an ERID conference is being held on "Islam and Economic Development: Past and Present." A total of 14 papers will be presented over a day and a half, two by members of our own department and twelve by economists and political scientists from other universities in... Read More »

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