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Former Dept. Chair, Chancellor, Provost John Blackburn Passes

Former Dept. Chair, Chancellor, Provost John Blackburn Passes

Wednesday, January 19, 2011
19 January 2011 12:00AM Former Duke Provost and Chancellor John O. Blackburn passed away Jan. 16 at his home in Durham.
Alumni Spotlight: Kofi Acquah

Alumni Spotlight: Kofi Acquah

Wednesday, January 12, 2011
12 January 2011 12:00AM Born and raised in Ghana’s capital city of Accra, Kofi Acquah (M.A. '10) came to the U.S. to study undergraduate economics at the University of Washington and enrolled in the Duke MA program in the fall of 2008. Upon earning his Master's degree, Acquah joined the research... Read More »
The New York Times Names Durham A Top Place to Visit in 2011

The New York Times Names Durham A Top Place to Visit in 2011

Monday, January 10, 2011
10 January 2011 12:00AM
New Research Presented at the AEA Annual Conference in January

New Research Presented at the AEA Annual Conference in January

Wednesday, January 5, 2011
05 January 2011 12:00AM Recent faculty research in a wide range of fields was presented at the annual meeting of the American Economic Association on Jan. 6 - 9. Econometrics, choice theory, the history of economics, matching theory and environmental economics were among the topics showcased. In... Read More »
Once Master's Students, Now Ph.D. Job Market Candidates This Year

Once Master's Students, Now Ph.D. Job Market Candidates This Year

Thursday, December 9, 2010
09 December 2010 12:00AM Three graduates of the Master's in Economics program are now nearing completion of their doctoral studies. Nujin Prasertsom, Tae Bong Kim and Lirong Xia are expected to finish their Ph.D. studies in May 2011 and are now job market candidates. "Moving from college to a Ph.D... Read More »
Five Questions with Brazilian Econ Major and Men's Tennis Player

Five Questions with Brazilian Econ Major and Men's Tennis Player

Wednesday, December 8, 2010
08 December 2010 12:00AM Tennis player Alain Michel is a senior economics major from the "economic heart of Brazil," Sao Paulo. Taking a quick break from his busy schedule, Michel answered a few questions about his experience as a successful student-athlete:
Economics and Engineering Major Wins Rhodes Scholarship

Economics and Engineering Major Wins Rhodes Scholarship

Monday, November 22, 2010
22 November 2010 12:00AM Duke University senior Jared Dunnmon of Cincinnati was among the 32 recipients selected this weekend for prestigious Rhodes Scholarships.

Industrial Organization Theory Conference This Weekend

Monday, November 15, 2010
15 November 2010 12:00AM The Departments of Economics and Business Schools at Duke and UT-Austin and the Center for the Study of Industrial Organization (CSIO) at Northwestern University will be holding the ninth in a series of annual jointly-sponsored conferences focusing primarily on theoretical... Read More »

Law Professor Opens Finance-related Classes to Undergrads

Tuesday, November 9, 2010
09 November 2010 12:00AM
Frank Sloan Chairing IOM Committee on Medicare Payments

Frank Sloan Chairing IOM Committee on Medicare Payments

Friday, November 5, 2010
05 November 2010 12:00AM At the request of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, a new committee has been created by Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences to examine Medicare payments to doctors and hospitals. Chaired... Read More »

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