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Graduating MA Students Heading to Ph.D. Programs Worldwide

Tuesday, May 4, 2010
04 May 2010 12:00AM Twelve of our graduating Master's program students have been admitted to Ph.D. programs worldwide in economics, finance, business and health policy. "I'm really proud of of this group," said Meghan Jackson, Assistant to the Director of Graduate Studies. "The Ph.D. placements... Read More »
Professor Bruce Caldwell on the Keynes-Hayek Relationship

Professor Bruce Caldwell on the Keynes-Hayek Relationship

Wednesday, April 28, 2010
28 April 2010 12:00AM The Director of the Center for the History of Political Economy, Bruce Caldwell, recently gave a talk on F.A. Hayek and the Keynes-Hayek relationship at a conference in Cambridge on "new economic thinking." Here you can watch talks by Caldwell and other leading economic... Read More »
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 »

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