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Professor David Berger

Professor David Berger Joins Duke Economics as Associate Professor

Friday, August 23, 2019
David Berger may have been destined to go into academia. As the child of two psychology professors at Georgia State University, he always knew he wanted to take a similar path. Initially, when he started his undergraduate degree at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania, he thought he might go into... Read More »
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Duke Economics Welcomes 89 New Master's Students

Tuesday, August 20, 2019
89 new master’s students gathered on Monday, August 19th for their orientation. The students fall into one of four degree programs: M.A. Economics (MAE), which has 60 students, M.A. Analytical Political Economy (MAPE), 4 students, M.S. Economics & Computation (MSEC), 14 students... Read More »
Professor Steve Medema

Steven Medema Joins Duke Economics as Research Professor of Economics and Associate Director of the HOPE Center

Thursday, August 15, 2019
Duke Economics is pleased to welcome Dr. Steven Medema to the department as Research Professor and Associate Director of the Center for the History of Political Economy (HOPE Center).  Economics wasn’t really on Medema’s radar when he started his undergraduate degree at Calvin... Read More »
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You May be Tempted to Make this Mistake as the Market Tanks. Here’s What to Do Instead.

Thursday, August 8, 2019
With the markets in flux, professor Dan Ariely gives advice on how not to panic about your investments. 
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Duke Economics Welcomes New Cohort of Ph.D. Students

Friday, August 2, 2019
Classes aren’t in session yet, but on Monday, July 29th Duke Econ welcomed its new cohort of Ph.D. students for their orientation. In a change for the 2019 cohort, math camp is now a 3-week course in Summer Term II, called "Mathematics for Economists". This new format has several advantages,... Read More »
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Fact check: Trump says North Carolina’s Economy is the ‘best’ in State History

Monday, July 29, 2019
President Trump says that the North Carolina economy is the "best" in state history. Professor Michelle Connolly breaks down the claim. 
Chelsea Fillippa

Staff Spotlight: Chelsea Fillippa

Wednesday, July 17, 2019
It was a leap of faith that brought Chelsea Fillippa to Duke. After being at her previous job for two years, the Pittsburgh native was ready for a change of scenery. “I came to Durham for a conference in May 2018 for my previous job and really enjoyed the area and people that I interacted with... Read More »
Pumpjacks extract oil from a field in Kern County, CA.

Chart of the Week: Measuring Misallocation

Tuesday, July 9, 2019
Professor Allan Collard-Wexler's research is featured as the AEA Chart of the Week. Collard-Wexler and co-authors found that "found that nearly $750 billion of global oil production was misallocated from 1970 to 2014." 
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HOPE Center Holds Annual Summer Institute

Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Summer may be quieter around Duke's campus, but the Center for the History of Political Economy (HOPE Center) is keeping plenty busy. 26 participants gathered at Duke from around the world for the 2019 Summer Institute on the History of Economics from June 10 through 19, 2019. The... Read More »
Staff member Christyn Klinck

Staff Spotlight: Christyn Klinck

Friday, June 21, 2019
It’s been a busy year for Graduate Program Coordinator Christyn Klinck. Klinck joined Duke Econ at the EcoTeach Center last summer after working at the Fuqua School of Business. Although she had wonderful co-workers, she missed the day-to-day interaction with students. When the program coordinator... Read More »

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