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Average Price of a JD Drops Amid Declining Class Sizes, Costing $1.5B a Year in Lost Tuition

Friday, October 12, 2018
A new study by Professor Emma Rasiel shows that law schools have cut class sizes and offered tuition discounts that lowered the average inflation-adjusted cost of a law degree by 6 percent.
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Turkey Vows To Buy Iranian Energy, Setting Up Possible Confrontation With U.S.

Monday, October 8, 2018
Professor Timur Kiran comments on the recent vow by Turkey's Erdogan to continue purchasing Iranian natural gas despite sanctions imposed by the United States
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Duke Economics Welcomes Bocar Ba

Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Duke Economics is pleased to welcome postdoctoral associate Bocar Ba to the department for the 2018-2019 school year. Ba grew up in France, and then moved to Canada, where he did his undergraduate degree. He then did his doctoral studies at the University of Chicago, where he... Read More »
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Duke Economics Hosts Homecoming Happy Hour

Wednesday, September 26, 2018
The sun was hot and the drinks were cold as the Economics Graduate Student Committee (EGSC) threw the first-ever Homecoming Happy Hour. Faculty, staff, students, and alumni gathered behind the Social Sciences building to mingle and reminisce about their days in Duke Economics. Normally, the EGSC... Read More »
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The Seafood Trade Deficit is a Diversionary Tactic

Monday, September 24, 2018
Professor Martin D. Smith gives his opinion on the U.S. seafood trade deficit, and explains why the U.S. should run a seafood trade deficit. 
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Chinese companies leverage 'research and development' for tax cuts, study finds

Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Professor Juan Carlos Suárez Serrato talks to the Duke Chronicle about his recent study that looks into how corporations are taking advantage of China's policy to incentivize research and development investment through tax cuts by relabeling their expenses as research and development... Read More »
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Racial Wealth Inequality Overlooked as Cause of Urban Unrest, Study Says

Friday, September 14, 2018
Professor William Darity discusses the effects of urban unrest due to racial wealth inequality. 
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Center for the History of Political Economy Welcome HOPE Fellows

Tuesday, September 11, 2018
The Center for the History of Political Economy recently welcomed a new cohort of HOPE Scholars. Every year, scholars from around the globe come to the Center to share their ideas, theories, and research on the history of political economy. Scholars come for either a semester or a full academic... Read More »
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New Master’s Students Attend Orientation

Friday, September 7, 2018
Duke Economics welcomed 92 new Master’s students to Durham on August 20th. This year’s cohort boasts students from Bulgaria, Chile, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Korea, Netherlands, New Zealand, Thailand, and the United States. Students are in one of four programs--MAE, M.A. analytical... Read More »
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Tim Bollerslev Awarded Carlsberg Foundation Research Prize

Tuesday, September 4, 2018
Professor Tim Bollerslev has been awarded the 2018 The Carlsberg Foundation Research Prize. Bollerslev, a professor in the Duke Financial Economics Center, was given the award based on his innovative work in the field of financial econometrics. Bollerslev, along with Poul Nissen of Aarhus... Read More »

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