Professor Philip Cook and Ph.D. Alum Dispel Gun Control Myths

Wednesday, June 23, 2010
23 June 2010 12:00AM Guns don't kill people, people kill people, right? Not so, say Chicago Professor Jens Ludwig, alumnus of the Duke Economics Ph.D. program, and Duke Professor Philip Cook. The two researchers recently wrote an article for The Washington Post in which they address persistent... Read More »

Teruko Bronfenbrenner Passes, Family’s Influence Continues

Friday, June 11, 2010
11 June 2010 12:00AM Teruko Okuaki Bronfenbrenner, widow of Professor Martin Bronfenbrenner, passed away on June 4. Professor Bronfenbrenner, known for his diverse interests and tireless pursuit of knowledge, was the Kenan Professor of Economics at Duke until his “retirement” in 1984 when he moved... Read More »

MA Alum Provides Analysis on the Global Economic Recovery

Wednesday, June 9, 2010
09 June 2010 12:00AM Karim Foda, who graduated in 2007 from the Master’s Program in Economics, works as a senior research assistant at the Brookings Institution. His joint work with Eswar Prasad on the global economic recovery was recently featured on the policy portal Vox, which promotes research... Read More »
New Professor Federico Bugni

New Professor Federico Bugni

Tuesday, June 8, 2010
08 June 2010 12:00AM It’s not uncommon to hear economics students complaining about their struggles with econometrics, but Federico Bugni found himself attracted to the subject as a graduate student at Northwestern University. “I enjoy technical work,” said the department’s new professor and... Read More »

Congratulations to Abdulkadiroglu, Arcidiacono, and Rubio-Ramirez

Wednesday, June 2, 2010
02 June 2010 12:00AM Three faculty members of the economics department were recently promoted. The Department is pleased to announce that Atila Abdulkadiroglu, Peter Arcidiacono and Juan Rubio-Ramirez are now full professors. A faculty member since 2006, Atila Abdulkadiroglu’s research focuses on... Read More »
Class of 2010 Graduates, Celebrates

Class of 2010 Graduates, Celebrates

Tuesday, May 18, 2010
18 May 2010 12:00AM Duke University held its 158th Commencement Ceremony on Sunday morning, May 16, at Wallace Wade Stadium. Immediately following, the economics department held its Graduation Recognition Ceremony in Cameron Indoor Stadium. This year the Department of Economics recognized six... Read More »
Undergraduates Impress With Solid Research in Theses, Posters

Undergraduates Impress With Solid Research in Theses, Posters

Monday, May 10, 2010
10 May 2010 12:00AM Approximately 30 top undergraduate students participated in honors program events this Spring. Competitions were held for best thesis, best research presentation and best poster. The students' wide-ranging research included topics such as market volatility, health care,... Read More »
Zanalda on Greece and Recent Market Turbulence

Zanalda on Greece and Recent Market Turbulence

Friday, May 7, 2010
07 May 2010 12:00AM Professor of Economic History Gionvani Zanalda helped viewers of the evening news of local station WRAL (CBS) understand the volatility in the stock market on Thursday, May 6. Here you can watch a video of the news clip that includes insights from Zanalda as well as photos... Read More »
ERID Conference on Roth and Sotomayor: Twenty Years After

ERID Conference on Roth and Sotomayor: Twenty Years After

Thursday, May 6, 2010
06 May 2010 12:00AM Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (ERID) and the the Wallis Institute are co-sponsoring a matching conference titled "Roth and Sotomayor: Twenty Years After" on May 7 - 9 at the R.J. Reynolds Auditorium in the Fuqua School of Business. More than 50 economists and researchers... Read More »

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 »