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19 Black Economists to Celebrate and Know, this Juneteenth and Beyond

Monday, June 29, 2020
Professor William "Sandy" Darity Jr. is listed as one of the top Black economists working to fix systemic racism in their work. Undergraduate alum Peter Q. Blair is also named in the list.
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The Enormous Black-White Wage Gap

Friday, June 26, 2020
Professor Patrick Bayer's work on the racial wage gap was recently featured in the New York Times. His study shows that the gap has not decreased throughout the past decades.
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HOPE Center Director Named 2020 Distinguished Fellow of the History of Economics Society

Monday, June 22, 2020
Professor and director of our Center for the History of Political Economy Bruce Caldwell was recently announced as this year's Distinguished Fellow Award by the History of Economics Society.
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3 Summer Courses Show What Goes Into Planning a Duke Class

Friday, June 12, 2020
How are instructors preparing their courses differently in the age of COVID-19? Ph.D. student Michael Boutros was featured in an article talking about how he and others are thinking outside the box when it comes to pedagogy.
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The Only Way to Truly Solve the Race Problem in America is to Narrow the Wealth Gap, Black Economists Say

Monday, June 8, 2020
MA '07 alum Karl Boulware is quoted in an article about the wage gap in the United States and how Black Americans are disproportionately affected.
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For New Econ Chair, Challenges are Why He Took the Job

Friday, June 5, 2020
In a pandemic world, everything looks a little different. As of June 1, James Roberts is the new Duke econ chair. I spoke to him by phone while he was making lunch for his kids. “Like everyone else these days I'm just trying to do it all. I just realized that the bagel I told my daughter she could... Read More »
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Update on International Travel and Visa Issues

Thursday, June 4, 2020
Duke University and Duke Economics are aware of the US Government actions regarding students from China, particularly regarding visas for students who have studied, researched or were employed at universities in China that support the country’s “military-civil fusion strategy (MCF),” or who... Read More »
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A Chair Remembered

Friday, May 29, 2020
May 31 marks the end of Craig Burnside’s tenure as chair of Duke Economics. It’s been a long road, with lots of twists and turns, and he hands the reins over to James Roberts. But what do Craig’s colleagues have to say about his time as chair? Let’s find out.  Allan Collard-Wexler-Faculty... Read More »
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For this Duke Graduate and Dreamer, His Immigration Status Does Not Define Him

Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Economics graduate Axel Hererra Ramos was hoping his family would get to travel from Honduras to see him graduate. As a first generation college student and Dreamer, the cancellation of graduation ceremonies was especially disappointing. Ramos, an advocarte for undocumented immigrant communities... Read More »
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Class of 2020: What are Their Job Prospects?

Monday, May 18, 2020
Professor Connel Fullenkamp appears on WRAL to discuss the impact COVID-19 is having on the class of 2020 job prospects. 

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