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A $300 Billion Business Tax Break Meant to Raise Wages is Instead Helping Companies Replace Workers with Machines, Study Says

Monday, February 18, 2019
A new working paper by professor Juan Carlos Suárez Serrato and co-authors looks at the results of $300 billion dollar tax break that was meant to boost both hiring and wages.
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Professor Vincent Conitzer Elected Fellow for Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence

Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Professor Vincent Conitzer was recently inducted as a Fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), for his contributions to the field of artificial intelligence.  Conitzer has a secondary appointment in economics.
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Faculty to Pursue Collaborations through 2019 Intellectual Community Planning Grants

Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Several Duke Economics faculty members received 2019 Intellectual Community Planning Grants. The offices of the Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies and the Executive Vice Provost oversee this seed grant program, and the grant funding covers the cost of food, meeting venues,... Read More »
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Does Your Opinion Define You?

Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Professor Timur Kiran's concept of "preference falsification" is cited in an article that discusses the value of one's opinion. 
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One Cheerful Explanation for Why Workers’ Share of Income is Shrinking

Wednesday, January 23, 2019
A new study by Professor Matthias Kehrig and Nicolas Vincent of Université de Montréal explores how much compensation labor gets in U.S. manufacturing, 
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How Elizabeth Warren is Taking on America's Housing Affordability Crisis

Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Professor Sandy Darity is quoted in response to Elizabeth Warren's plan to combat the housing inequality crisis in the United States. 
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Study: Immigrant Kids Deliberately Build STEM Skills

Thursday, January 10, 2019
New research by professor Marcos Rangel and co-author Ying Shi of Stanford shows that children immigrants to the U.S. study more math and science, which leads them to more STEM careers.
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Enduring Lessons of Leadership

Monday, January 7, 2019
Duke Econ's Administrative Manager Lori Zagiba was recently interviewed to talk about her experience with Duke's Leadership Academy. 
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Faculty and Grad Students Attend 2019 AEA Conference

Friday, January 4, 2019
It’s that time of year, the first weekend in January when thousands of economists descend in droves on an unsuspecting city. This year the city is Atlanta, and Duke faculty and graduate students are attending the 2019 Annual Meeting of the American Economic Association (AEA) on Jan.... Read More »
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Economists, Business Owners Worry About Impact of Potential Border Closure

Thursday, January 3, 2019
Professor Craig Burnside comments on economic implications regarding recent White House actions concerning the proposed border wall. 

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