One of the aspects I find attractive about the Duke program is that graduate students are given the opportunity to get involved in research early in their career; the department supports this through the allocation of numerous research assistant positions. - Christoph Bauner, (Ph.D., 2011)
Duke University offers a world-class doctoral program in Economics, featuring a vibrant faculty of exceptional scholars and teachers along with superior research facilities. The faculty is dedicated to anchoring all teaching and research firmly in the core disciplines of microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics. The first year of the program lays the critical foundation necessary for later work in field courses and dissertation-level research.