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For this Duke Graduate and Dreamer, His Immigration Status Does Not Define Him

Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Economics graduate Axel Hererra Ramos was hoping his family would get to travel from Honduras to see him graduate. As a first generation college student and Dreamer, the cancellation of graduation ceremonies was especially disappointing. Ramos, an advocarte for undocumented immigrant communities... Read More »
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Class of 2020: What are Their Job Prospects?

Monday, May 18, 2020
Professor Connel Fullenkamp appears on WRAL to discuss the impact COVID-19 is having on the class of 2020 job prospects. 
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Duke Economics Celebrates 2020 Graduates

Tuesday, May 12, 2020
With the 2020 commencement ceremony postponed, Duke Econ wanted to do something to honor our graduates. Along with the campus-wide Marking the Moment celebration that took place on May 10, we also put together three videos from the department to our undergraduate, master’s, and Ph.D. students.... Read More »
Professor T. Dudley Wallace

In Memoriam: T. "Dudley" Wallace

Monday, April 27, 2020
T. “Dudley” Wallace, James B. Duke Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Economics, passed away on Saturday, April 18 at his home in Cape Carteret, North Carolina. He was 87 years old.   Wallace was born in rural Oklahoma, and obtained his undergraduate and master’s degrees from... Read More »
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Duke Economics Faculty Elected to American Academy of Arts & Sciences

Friday, April 24, 2020
Professor and Dean of Social Sciences Rachel Kranton was recently elected as a new member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences (AAAS) for 2020. 
2019-2020 DFE Leadership Award Winners Karam Katariya and Julia Weidman

Duke Financial Economics Center Announces 2019-2020 Leadership Award Winners

Tuesday, April 21, 2020
The Duke Financial Economics Center (DFE) has named seniors Karam Katariya and Julia Weidman as the 2019-2020 recipients of the DFE Leadership Award. Each spring, the DFE honors one to three seniors with the award for their initiative in finance-related activities at Duke, dedication to peer... Read More »
Award winner Bigyan Babu Regmi

Duke Econ Student Wins Fellowship at Yenching Academy of Peking University

Monday, April 20, 2020
Senior econ major Bigyan Babu Regmi was awarded a fellowship to study at the Yenching Academy of Peking University. Regmi, one of 119 recipients, will pursue a master’s degree in China studies with a focus on economics and to explore Sino-Nepal relations through the lens of politics... Read More »
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Duke Students Adjust to Unconventional Learning Landscape

Friday, April 17, 2020
Spring 2020 has brought more challenges to Duke than anyone expected. How have students been adjusting to the disruption of their normal campus lives? We talked with three of our Duke Econ student workers, Jasmine Wen, Kevin Feng, and Kevin Tan, all first-years, about how they are dealing with... Read More »
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Duke Econ Major Recipient of 2020 Betsy Alden Outstanding Service-Learning Award

Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Duke Econ senior Axel Herrera Ramos has been awarded the 2020 Betsy Alden Outstanding Service-Learning Award. The annual award is given to one community partner, one faculty member, and one graduating senior for their "outstanding commitment to the ideals of service-learning." 
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Duke Prof: Government Should Expand Mortgage Forbearance for Homeowners, Renters

Monday, April 13, 2020
In a video interview, professor Connel Fullenkamp discusses what steps the federal government should take to ease the financial burden of homeowners and renters during the pandemic. 

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