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Living Whales are Worth an Enormous Amount of Money

Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Reasearch done by professor Connel Fullenkamp and co-authors look at how much whales are worth and what kind of impact they have on the environment (and the economy). 
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With Plans To Pay Slavery Reparations, Two Seminaries Prompt A Broader Debate

Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Professor Sandy Darity talks with NPR about the importance of paying reparations for slavery, which two seminaries have recently committed to doing. 
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A Face-Scanning Algorithm Increasingly Decides Whether You Deserve the Job

Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Professor Emma Rasiel is quoted in an article about HireVue, a video job hiring system that many employers are using to interview applicants. Rasiel talks about how Duke Economics is preparing students for these interviews and how they can present themselves in the best light. 
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Duke Econ Professor Explores Link Between President Trump's Tweets and the Perception of Central Bank Independence

Friday, October 4, 2019
President Trump is known for his provacative and often inflammatory tweets, raging against everything from movie stars to the Federal Reserve. Is it possible these tweets actually have an impact on monetary policy? How are people perceiving the effects of these tweets on monetary policy? A new NBER... Read More »
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Ph.D. Alumna Named Saieh Family Fellow in Economics

Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Ph.D. alumna Margaux Luflade ('18) was named one of the first Saieh Family Fellows in Economics at the University of Chicago. The postdoctoral fellowship "offers early-career economists who have completed their doctorates an opportunity to explore research interests and to further develop their... Read More »
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Give Women Credit

Wednesday, October 2, 2019
A new paper by professor Erica Field and co-authors examines the apparent gender gap when it comes to entrepreneurship. "In dual-entrepreneur households, where both a husband and wife have their own separate businesses, many women invest the money into their husband’s more profitable enterprise... Read More »
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Four Groups of Duke Faculty Receive Collaboratory Grants for Research on Issues Affecting North Carolina and Global Communities

Thursday, September 26, 2019
Professors Christopher Timmins and Marcos Rangel are part of a group that have received a collaboratory grant to assist with researching issues that affect North Carolina and beyond. Their group will be looking at the effects of housing insecurity on childhood development, in Durham specifically... Read More »
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Nature's Solution to Climate Change

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Could whales help save the planet? Research by professor Connel Fullenkamp suggests they could play a big role in mitigating climate risk.
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Hutchins Roundup: Households Respond to Monetary Policy Announcements, Deflation Bias, and More

Monday, September 23, 2019
A new working paper by professor Francesco Bianchi and co-authors is quoted by The Hutchins Roundup, which looks at how households respond to changes in monetary policy.
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For One Econ Major, Personal and Academic Fulfillment Comes from a Year in Ireland

Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Katie Cassedy had only planned to do a semester at University College Dublin (UCD), but once she was there, she realized she had to stay the entire academic year. The economics major, who plans to graduate in spring 2020, realized in October that a semester wasn’t going to be enough. “Once October... Read More »

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