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Duke Economics undergraduate students Ryan Hastings, Richard Lombardo, Wendy Shi and William Zhao took second place in the Econometric Game, hosted by the University of Chicago on April 9 and 10.  In the competition, each team receives a data set and is tasked with answering an economics-related question. Past questions have covered COVID-19 testing disparities, immigration policy and fracking.   Over the course of a weekend, teams are tasked with writing a research paper, which is then presented to a panel of judges.… read more about Duke Team Places in Econometric Game  »

Senior Eleanore van Marwijk Kooy always felt like her background and experiences have been a bit more unconventional than those of her peers.   After graduating high school, van Marwijk Kooy did not one but two gap years. She lived in Chile to improve her Spanish, worked on natural resource management projects in rural Tanzania, and challenged herself at a data science bootcamp in downtown Chicago.  “My gap years are where my interest in sustainability was piqued, so it made perfect sense that my scholastic journey at… read more about Senior Stories: How a Self-Designed Major and a Important Mentor Created a Career Path  »

Thomas Schaefer '22, 2021-2022 DFE Leadership Award winner For the Duke Financial Economics Center (DFE), each spring brings the opportunity to honor a number of seniors for their exceptional leadership qualities and commitment to mentorship throughout their involvement with the center. Directors John Caccavale and Emma Rasiel established the DFE Leadership Award in 2011 for this purpose. They are pleased to add the 2021-2022 winners to the list of recipients: Gianna Affi, Arjun Bakshi… read more about Q&A with DFE Leadership Award Winner Thomas Schaefer ’22 »

Davis Jones '22, 2021-2022 DFE Leadership Award winner For the Duke Financial Economics Center (DFE), each spring brings the opportunity to honor a number of seniors for their exceptional leadership qualities and commitment to mentorship throughout their involvement with the center. Directors John Caccavale and Emma Rasiel established the DFE Leadership Award in 2011 for this purpose. They are pleased to add the 2021-2022 winners to the list of recipients: Gianna Affi, Arjun Bakshi,… read more about Q&A with DFE Leadership Award Winner Davis Jones ’22 »

William Bradley '22, 2021-2022 DFE Leadership Award winner For the Duke Financial Economics Center (DFE), each spring brings the opportunity to honor a number of seniors for their exceptional leadership qualities and commitment to mentorship throughout their involvement with the center. Directors John Caccavale and Emma Rasiel established the DFE Leadership Award in 2011 for this purpose. They are pleased to add the 2021-2022 winners to the list of recipients: Gianna Affi, Arjun Bakshi… read more about Q&A with DFE Leadership Award Winner William Bradley ’22 »

Arjun Bakshi '22, 2021-2022 DFE Leadership Award winner For the Duke Financial Economics Center (DFE), each spring brings the opportunity to honor a number of seniors for their exceptional leadership qualities and commitment to mentorship throughout their involvement with the center. Directors John Caccavale and Emma Rasiel established the DFE Leadership Award in 2011 for this purpose. They are pleased to add the 2021-2022 winners to the list of recipients: Gianna Affi, Arjun Bakshi,… read more about Q&A with DFE Leadership Award Winner Arjun Bakshi ’22 »

Gianna Affi '22, 2021-2022 DFE Leadership Award winner For the Duke Financial Economics Center (DFE), each spring brings the opportunity to honor a number of seniors for their exceptional leadership qualities and commitment to mentorship throughout their involvement with the center. Directors John Caccavale and Emma Rasiel established the DFE Leadership Award in 2011 for this purpose. They are pleased to add the 2021-2022 winners to the list of recipients: Gianna Affi, Arjun Bakshi,… read more about Q&A with DFE Leadership Award Winner Gianna Affi '22 »

Elizabeth Ehrlich has a busy last semester at Duke.  Not only is the senior Economics major with a finance concentration preparing for her move to New York City, where she will be working for JP Morgan as a first-year analyst in sales and trading, she’s debuting her original choreography for the Duke Dance Program’s ChoreoLab. An annual spring performance showcase of creative works by Duke faculty and students, ChoreoLab encourages dance experimentation across aesthetic genres and modes of presentation. Since its… read more about Senior Stories: Economics Major Featured in Choreolab  »

Graduate and professional programs across the university scored highly in U.S. News and World Report’s list of “2023 Best Graduate Schools.” The Duke University School of Nursing ranked second overall in the country. In addition, several MSN Nurse Practitioner specialty programs were highly ranked: Family (first) Adult-Gerontology Primary Care (first) Nursing Administration (first) Psychiatric/Mental Health Across the Life Span (first) Adult-Gerontology Acute Care (second) Duke was ranked second… read more about Duke Graduate Programs Get High Marks in 2022 US News Rankings »

A new program for Duke sophomores – which launched earlier this year – will include an Economics course this fall: “Liberalism and Its Critics” (ECON 225S). The course is part of the new “Transformative Ideas” program that is designed to promote open and civil cross-disciplinary dialogue on questions and big ideas that change lives, link cultures and shape societies around the world. “Liberalism and Its Critics” – taught by Bruce Caldwell of Economics and Alfredo Watkins of Political Science – focuses on the development… read more about Economics Course Among Fall “Transformative Ideas” Offerings »

Despite its overwhelming superiority in numbers, the Russian invasion of Ukraine has thus far not unfolded as President Vladimir Putin would have expected, Professor Simon Miles said Tuesday. “This has not been an impressive showing for the Russian military,” said Miles, an assistant professor at the Sanford School of Public Policy who wrote a book about the end of the Cold War. Miles was one of several professors from who offered their perspectives on the war in Ukraine before an online and in-person Duke audience… read more about Does the Russian Invasion of Ukraine Herald a New Era of Global Competition? »

Fifty years separate the days when Claudius “C.B.” Claiborne and Michelle Staggers completed their undergraduate degrees at Duke. But a conversation held February 28 made clear that the former student-athletes had plenty of shared experiences, along with a few key differences. Now a professor of business and marketing in the Jesse H. Jones School of Business at Texas Southern University, Claiborne was the first African American basketball player at Duke and earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. Staggers was a member of… read more about Two Former Student-Athletes Discuss Duke History and Hope for the Future »

It's been a wild ride for MAE '10 alumnus Peter Devine. His path to becoming a staff economist for the Council of Economic Advisers in the Executive Office of the President was a bit unconventional. Having just graduated ROTC and with orders to begin Naval flight training, Devine was an unlikely aspiring economist and, in his own words, “a bit of a gamble.” However, two years of top-flight graduate education at Duke launched Devine into a life as a Navy pilot. Devine’s orders took him to an Air Force base in Japan.… read more about The Economist Fighter Pilot »

Two Duke University seniors are among the 41 recipients of the prestigious Marshall Scholarship, the program announced Monday.  Yasa Baig of Foxborough, Massachusetts, and James Marek of Yardley, Pennsylvania, have been chosen from applicants throughout the country.  Approximately 40 Marshall Scholarships are awarded each year to high-achieving American students to pursue post-graduate studies at any university in the UK in any field. The award covers all university fees, cost-of-living expenses and many other costs. “On… read more about Two Duke Seniors Join 2022 Marshall Scholars for Graduate Study in the United Kingdom »