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The Secret Work of Elephants

Tuesday, September 29, 2020
New research by professor Connel Fullenkamp and co-authors examines how African elephants fight climate change, and what that is worth. 
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Duke Financial Economics Center Empowers Students to Find Their Way

Thursday, September 24, 2020
How did our Financial Economics Center come to be, and what is its impact on students? Read more about how the directors and faculty involved strive to motivate students in finance. 
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Beyond Supply & Demand: Duke Economics Students Present 100 Years of American Women’s Suffrage

Tuesday, September 8, 2020
Professor Genna Miller and her Fall 2019 Women in the Economy Class put together an exhibit on women's sufferage to celebrate the anniversary of women's right to vote in 2020.   
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Duke Economics Welcomes Jason Baron

Monday, August 31, 2020
Duke Economics is pleased to welcome Jason Baron to the department. Baron is currently Scholar in Residence while completing a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the University of Michigan’s Ford School of Public Policy. He will start as an Assistant Professor in the 2021-2022 school year.... Read More »
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Duke Economics Welcomes Laura Castillo-Martinez as Assistant Professor

Monday, August 24, 2020
Duke Economics is excited to welcome new assistant professor Laura Castillo-Martinez to the department. Castillo-Martinez is originally from Murcia, Spain. Growing up, her parents' jobs took them around Europe, so Castillo-Martinez knew they would support her looking for school and work... Read More »
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Desire to be in a Group Leads to Harsher Judgement of Others

Wednesday, August 19, 2020
A new study led by Dean of Social Sciences and Econ professor Rachel Kranton looks at how biases evolve when it comes to groupthink.
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Duke Economics Welcomes 97 New Graduate Students

Tuesday, August 18, 2020
As expected, orientation for Duke Economics Masters and Ph.D. programs looked a little different this year. Instead of meeting in person, both programs held orientations via Zoom.  Having already completed Math Camp virtually at the end of July, the new Ph.D. cohort was already used to the... Read More »
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How Duke Faculty are Going Back to School

Monday, August 17, 2020
Duke professors have been working hard all summer to make sure this unprecedented school year is just as good as any other. Read about how professor Charlie Becker is preparing his new cohort of Master's students for remote learning and how he's building community via Zoom. 
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Prioritizing Economy Over Public Health the Wrong Approach, Scholars Say

Friday, August 14, 2020
Three Duke professors, including Econ professor Connel Fullenkamp, discuss with Duke Today why prioritizing the economy over public health was the wrong choice. 
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Students Find Silver Linings in Virtual Internship Experiences

Monday, August 10, 2020
This summer, senior Rachel Helman’s workdays started at 5 a.m. on her family’s farm in Oregon. One could assume her work involved tending to animals, plants, or machinery. In truth, until 2 p.m. she sat comfortably in her bedroom-turned-workspace, interacting with colleagues across the country,... Read More »

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