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Investment Tax Cuts and Jobs

Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Research by professor Juan Carlos Suárez Serrato and Daniel Garrett is featured in the AEA "Chart of the Week." Their paper looks at the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and its impact on job creation. 
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Ph.D. Visit Day Moves Online

Monday, March 30, 2020
When word came down from Duke that all in-person events were to be canceled, rescheduled, or made virtual, program coordinator Christyn Klinck and staff assistant Chelsea Fillippa had a dilemma: what were they going to do about the Ph.D. prospective student day that they had been organizing for... Read More »

Parenting in a Pandemic: Duke Experts on Helping Your Kids--and Yourself

Thursday, March 26, 2020
Professor Emma Rasiel and other Duke experts talk about the stock markets, parenting, and taking breaks from the news during a pandemic. 
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Duke Econ Celebrates First All-Remote Ph.D. Defense

Tuesday, March 17, 2020
With all the uncertainty in the world right now, Ph.D. student Amanda Grittner wasn’t going to let COVID-19 get in the way of defending her dissertation, titled Essays in Labor Economics: Effects of Immigration Policy on Vulnerable Populations. On March 16, Grittner was the first-ever Duke... Read More »
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Duke Econ Senior and Alumna Win Knight-Hennessy Scholarships

Monday, March 9, 2020
Two Duke Econ alumni were awarded the Knight-Hennessy Scholarship, which provides funding to study at Stanford.  Senior econ major Jenny Jiao was just announced as the first graduating senior from Duke to be awarded the Knight-Hennessy Scholarship. Jiao will attend Stanford law school... Read More »
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Black Swan Events and How They Affect the Markets

Friday, March 6, 2020
Professor Emma Rasiel talks about what a black swan event, such as COVID-19, could do to financial markets. 
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Researchers Compared Vanguard And Fidelity Funds. Here’s What They Found

Monday, March 2, 2020
Professor Edward Tower and coauthors look at investment giants Vanguard and Fidelity to assess which one provides the best returns for investments. 
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How Banks are Motivating Customers to Save up for Big Purchases

Monday, February 24, 2020
Professor Dan Ariely discusses some of the way banks are encouraging consumers to save for big purchases. 
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The First Milestone In The History of Economics

Monday, February 17, 2020
Professor Steven Medema talks about the first milestone of the history of economics with the Planet Money podcast. Medema's new book is now available for purchase. 
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Econ Alumnus Uses Duke Experience to Expand Student Potential

Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Econ alumnus Tai Chen T '15 reflects on his Bass Connections project, and how it shaped how he works with students at his current position.

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