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Commentary: Today's Artificial Intelligence Does Not Justify Basic Income

Tuesday, November 1, 2016
MIT Technology Review
Advances in artificial intelligence have raised concerns that most human labor will become obsolete, leading some to call for a universal basic income; however, Professor Vince Conitzer thinks otherwise. Read his piece on MIT Technology Review.

In the Media: Here's What Nobody Understands About Race in America (AlterNet)

Monday, October 31, 2016
AlterNet
With a group of colleagues, Professor William "Sandy" Darity has developed a framework for understanding the inequality problem, which he calls "stratification economics."

Ph.D. Candidate Kate Maxwell Koegel Named 2016 Kauffman Dissertation Fellow

Thursday, October 20, 2016
Doctoral candidate Kate Maxwell Koegel has been selected to receive the Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship, an academic recognition program established by the Kauffman Foundation to advance entrepreneurship research. She is one of 20 students to receive the $20,000 stipend to support the completion... Read More »

What's Driving the Gender Pay Gap?

Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Duke Today
Women earn 17 percent less per week than men, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. In a new podcast, Professor Elizabeth Ananat and fellow faculty members 'zero in' on key statistics driving the election debate.

In the Media: Cat Scam (NPR’s “Planet Money”)

Friday, October 14, 2016
NPR’s “Planet Money”
Professor Michael Munger discusses the emergence of internet middlemen who get people much more efficiently to goods and services on NPR's economics podcast, "Planet Money." 

Faculty Spotlight: New Professor Brian Weller Brings Finance Expertise to Duke, DFE

Wednesday, October 12, 2016
In the last three decades, technological innovations, like the adoption of algorithmic trading, have paved the way for many changes in the U.S. financial system, from the structure of markets to the speed and volume at which assets are traded. New professor Brian Weller’s research helps... Read More »

Commentary: Applying Game Theory to the Supreme Court Confirmation Fight

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Harvard Business Review
Professor David McAdams and a colleague use game theory to chart the three most plausible potential Supreme Court confirmation outcomes.        

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 »

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