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3 DFE Award Winners

Duke Financial Economics Center Names Echavarria, Foreman, and Jüttner 2019 Leadership Award Winners

Friday, April 19, 2019
With the close of every spring semester, the Duke Financial Economics Center (DFE) awards one to three seniors the DFE Leadership Award in recognition of their contributions to the center, commitment to mentorship, and initiative in pursuing finance at Duke. DFE faculty have selected Cipriano... Read More »
Kevin Roberts (winner) with trophy

Kevin Roberts Wins Annual Marchinal Madness Bracket Challenge

Monday, April 15, 2019
This year’s March Madness was filled with twists and turns. From busted brackets to underdog victories, no one could have predicted how it would turn out. No one except Kevin Roberts, a second-year Ph.D. student who was the undisputed winner of Duke Economics annual Marchinal Madness bracket.... Read More »
Abby Sparrow in cheerleading outfit

Student Voices: Junior Economics Major Strives for Balance in Her Academic, Professional, and Personal Life

Thursday, April 11, 2019
Abby Sparrow ’20 has always been a numbers person. “Math has been my strong suit in school since I was very young,” said Sparrow, who is now a double major in economics with a finance concentration and mathematics. “Finance is the perfect marriage of my interest in economic... Read More »
Professor Tim Bollerslev

Tim Bollerslev Elected as Member of the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters

Monday, April 8, 2019
Professor Tim Bollerslev was recently elected as a member of the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters. 
Muslim worshippers

Islam by Numbers

Monday, April 1, 2019
Professor Timur Kiran's review on the relationship between Islam and the economy is quoted in a recent article. 
Norma Padron

Alumni Spotlight: Norma Padrón (MAE '08)

Monday, March 25, 2019
Norma Padrón (MAE ‘08) has always been interested in the intersection of healthcare and economics. She grew up in a small town in south Texas right on the border with Mexico. “I was really interested in understanding the social and economic aspects of the region, particularly those... Read More »
Headshot of Omari Swinton

Duke Economics Alumnus Elected President of National Economic Association

Friday, March 1, 2019
Duke Economics alumnus Omari Swinton was recently elected as the president of the National Economic Association (NEA). Swinton completed both his MA and Ph.D. in economics at Duke (’03 and ’07), and is currently an associate professor of economics at Howard University. Professor... Read More »
Triangle Applied Micro Conference graphic with chapel below

Duke Economics to Co-Host First Annual Triangle Applied Micro Conference

Friday, February 22, 2019
Duke Economics, along with economics departments at North Carolina State University and University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, will be hosting the first annual Triangle Applied Micro Conference. Costas Meghir (Yale) and Petra Todd (University of Pennsylvania) have been announced as... Read More »
Machine in a factory

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.
Professor Vince Conitzer

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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