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Ph.D. Math Camp Adapts to Current Challenges

Friday, July 24, 2020
Like everything else these days, Ph.D. math camp is going to look a little different. Typically, the intensive camp for incoming Ph.D. students that takes place before fall semester starts is held on campus, in person. However, this year’s instructors, current Ph.D. students Aram Grigoryan and... Read More »
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Professor Matthew Masten Wins National Science Foundation CAREER Award

Thursday, July 16, 2020
Assistant professor Matthew Masten has been awarded a CAREER Award by the National Science Foundation. NSF’s Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program “supports the early career-development activities of those teacher-scholars who most effectively integrate research and education within the... Read More »
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Twenty-Four Duke Students Funded as Energy Sector Interns

Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Economics major Elena Cavallero (T’21) has been awarded funding by the Energy Initiative Internship Program for a remote summer internship at Prime Impact Fund. More than two dozen students were funded through the program, which is supported by gifts from Duke alumni.
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19 Black Economists to Celebrate and Know, this Juneteenth and Beyond

Monday, June 29, 2020
Professor William "Sandy" Darity Jr. is listed as one of the top Black economists working to fix systemic racism in their work. Undergraduate alum Peter Q. Blair is also named in the list.
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The Enormous Black-White Wage Gap

Friday, June 26, 2020
Professor Patrick Bayer's work on the racial wage gap was recently featured in the New York Times. His study shows that the gap has not decreased throughout the past decades.
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HOPE Center Director Named 2020 Distinguished Fellow of the History of Economics Society

Monday, June 22, 2020
Professor and director of our Center for the History of Political Economy Bruce Caldwell was recently announced as this year's Distinguished Fellow Award by the History of Economics Society.
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3 Summer Courses Show What Goes Into Planning a Duke Class

Friday, June 12, 2020
How are instructors preparing their courses differently in the age of COVID-19? Ph.D. student Michael Boutros was featured in an article talking about how he and others are thinking outside the box when it comes to pedagogy.
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The Only Way to Truly Solve the Race Problem in America is to Narrow the Wealth Gap, Black Economists Say

Monday, June 8, 2020
MA '07 alum Karl Boulware is quoted in an article about the wage gap in the United States and how Black Americans are disproportionately affected.
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For New Econ Chair, Challenges are Why He Took the Job

Friday, June 5, 2020
In a pandemic world, everything looks a little different. As of June 1, James Roberts is the new Duke econ chair. I spoke to him by phone while he was making lunch for his kids. “Like everyone else these days I'm just trying to do it all. I just realized that the bagel I told my daughter she could... Read More »
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Update on International Travel and Visa Issues

Thursday, June 4, 2020
Duke University and Duke Economics are aware of the US Government actions regarding students from China, particularly regarding visas for students who have studied, researched or were employed at universities in China that support the country’s “military-civil fusion strategy (MCF),” or who... Read More »

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